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Bonjour Tristesse (1958)
"Bonjour tristesse" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  April 1958 (USA)
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Cecile, decadent young girl who lives with her rich playboy father Raymond. When Anne, Raymond's old love interest, comes to Raymond's villa, Cecile is afraid for her way of life.

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Complete credited cast:
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Raymond
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Cecile
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Elsa
Geoffrey Horne ...
Philippe
Juliette Gréco ...
Herself
Walter Chiari ...
Pablo
Martita Hunt ...
Philippe's Mother
Roland Culver ...
Mr. Lombard
Jean Kent ...
Mrs. Helen Lombard
David Oxley ...
Jacques
Elga Andersen ...
Denise
Jeremy Burnham ...
Hubert
Eveline Eyfel ...
Maid
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Cecile, decadent young girl who lives with her rich playboy father Raymond. When Anne, Raymond's old love interest, comes to Raymond's villa, Cecile is afraid for her way of life. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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Trivia

Roland Culver replaced a actor who dropped out See more »

Goofs

We hear the Band at c.6'50" and we see a clarinet-player performing, but the music has no clarinet part whatsoever included at that point in the soundtrack. Later, when the clarinet does eventually join the soundtrack, the fingering of the player bears absolutely no relation to the music actually being heard. See more »

Quotes

Anne Larson: You know, I spent my honeymoon by the sea 12 years ago.
Cecile: Did you like it? I mean, the place?
Anne Larson: Yes, I liked both it and the place.
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Connections

Edited into Histoire(s) du cinéma: Une histoire seule (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Bonjour Tristesse
Music and Lyrics by Georges Auric
Sung by Juliette Gréco
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what's not to like?
6 February 2007 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

Yes, it's a soap opera, and yes, it's in some ways derivative of Sirk. But I just love this movie, as much as any movie of its type from the '50s. Short, swift, luxuriously filmed, and perfectly cast, "Bonjour Tristesse" is the best of Preminger's many best-seller adaptations ("Advise and Consent," "Exodus"). On a formal level, the movie is beautifully constructed throughout; the blocking and movement in and out of the frame is practically balletic, especially in the black-and-white sections. Even with her bland affect, Seberg is simply magical (and completely believable), with one great outfit/swimsuit after another. Niven and Kerr fit their roles exquisitely well, with the exactly right degree of self-awareness and (to some degree) self-loathing. I saw this movie recently 20 years after I first saw it (and was charmed then) and was not disappointed--it was exactly as good as I remembered. I can't think of any Preminger film more entertaining or more worthy of reaching a wide public. Enjoy!


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