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Bonjour Tristesse (1958)

Bonjour tristesse (original title)
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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Cast

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Raymond
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Cecile
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Elsa
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Philippe
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Herself
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Pablo
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Philippe's Mother
Roland Culver ...
Mr. Lombard
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Mrs. Helen Lombard
David Oxley ...
Jacques
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Denise
Jeremy Burnham ...
Hubert
Eveline Eyfel ...
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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

Cecile: Albertine! I mean Léontine! Slight maid problem. Some weird sisters rotate working for us.
Anne Larson: Weird? How?
Cecile: Every week one or the other is suddenly stricken with some odd malady. Maybe it's us.
Maid: Yes, Mademoiselle?
Cecile: Oh! Léontine...
Maid: Léontine has a bad liver. I am her sister, Claudine.
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Connections

Edited into Histoire(s) du cinéma: Une histoire seule (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Bonjour Tristesse
Music and Lyrics by Georges Auric
Sung by Juliette Gréco
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Bonjour Tristesse
23 May 2000 | by (Budapest, Hungary) – See all my reviews

A good-for-nothing, unhappy high society girl recalls a summer when she destroyed the love of her rich playboy father and his respectable bride, because she was afraid of finishing their hedonistic lifestyle.

Well-acted, starry cast and very graciously made but, in atmosphere, oddly faithless adaptation of a sharply cynical novel, which tends to glamorize and ennoble its originally unlovable characters against luxurious backgrounds. It holds the interest, however, and the glossily colorful photography of the sunlit French Rivera in the past alternating with the bleakly black and white present, is particularly excellent.


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