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In the fourth installment of François Truffaut's Antoine Doniel series, this romantic comedy shows how Antoine (Jean-Pierre Léaud) went from being a mischievous boy to an adorably charming young man of 26. Domicile Conjugal begins with Antoine settling down with Christine (Claude Jade), his girlfriend from the previous film, Baisers volés. He finds himself accepted and loved by his wife and her family, so the young couple move in to an apartment building together. They live in a lively neighborhood of interesting characters, such as the old man who never leaves and the opera singer who fights with his wife. Antoine finds work as a florist painting roses, while Christine makes a living by teaching violin lessons. After he gets involved in an accidental fire at the florist's, he gets a new job with an American corporation where he steers radio-controlled boats around a pond all day. A big change occurs when Christine becomes pregnant and gives birth to a baby boy, while Antoine grows increasingly distant. Eventually, he becomes infatuated with a Japanese girl, Kyoko (Hiroko Berghauer), resulting in some shifts in lifestyle. The fifth and final Antoine Doniel film L'Amour en fuite was released in 1979, picking up the story with Antoine after he reaches his thirties. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

  • Release date:September 9, 1968

Cast

Jean-Pierre Léaud
as Antoine Doinel
Claude Jade
as Christine
Hiroko Berghauer
as Kyoko
Barbara Laage
as Monique
Claire Duhamel
as Mrs Darbon
Danièle Gérard
as Servant
Billy Kearns
as M. Max
Daniel Ceccaldi
as Lucien Darbon
Marcel Berbert
as Employee in US Company
Kika Markham
as Anne Brown
Daniel Boulanger
as Tenor
Christophe Vesque
as Boy
Jacques Robiolles
as Cadger
Jacques Rispal
as Pensioner
Sylvana Blasi
as Tenor's wife
Yvon Lec
as Contract employee
Iska Khan
as Koyko's Father
Pierre Fabre
as The sneerer
Nicole Felix
as Employee in US Company
Ernest Menzer
as Little man
Jacques Cottin
as Mr Hulot
Pierre Maguelon
as Bistro Customer
Jacques Jouanneau
as Landlord
Serge Rousseau
as Unknown person
Christian de Tilière
as String puller

Crew

François Truffaut
Director
François Truffaut
Producer
Marcel Berbert
Producer
Claude de Givray
Screenwriter
Bernard Revon
Screenwriter
François Truffaut
Screenwriter
Néstor Almendros
Cinematographer
Antoine Duhamel
Composer (Music Score)
Jean Mandaroux
Art Director
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