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Bonjour Tristesse -- Young Cecile (Jean Seberg) and her widower-father Raymond (David Niven) are summering in a beautiful villa on the French Riviera. They each become involved in relationships which tests their carefreeview of the world.

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Director:
Writers:
Arthur Laurents (screenplay)
Françoise Sagan (based on the novel by)
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Release Date:
April 1958 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Cecile, decadent young girl who lives with her rich playboy father Raymond. When Anne, Raymond's old love interest... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Deborah Kerr ... Anne Larson

David Niven ... Raymond

Jean Seberg ... Cecile

Mylène Demongeot ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tutte Lemkow ... Pierre Schube (uncredited)
Maryse Martin ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Otto Preminger 
 
Writing credits
Arthur Laurents  screenplay &
Françoise Sagan  based on the novel by (as Francoise Sagan)

Produced by
John Palmer .... associate producer
Otto Preminger .... producer
 
Original Music by
Georges Auric 
 
Cinematography by
Georges Périnal  (as George Perinal)
 
Film Editing by
Helga Cranston 
 
Production Design by
Roger K. Furse  (as Roger Furse)
 
Art Direction by
Ray Simm  (as Raymond Simm)
 
Makeup Department
Gordon Bond .... hair stylist
George Frost .... makeup artist
Janou Pottier .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Erica Masters .... production manager
Philippe Senné .... production manager (as Philippe Senne)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Serge Friedman .... assistant director
Adrian Pryce-Jones .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Kumi Sugai .... paintings
Saul Bass .... poster designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
David Hawkins .... sound editor
David Hildyard .... sound
Red Law .... sound
Claude Hitchcock .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Denys N. Coop .... camera operator (as Denys Coop)
Wally Fairweather .... focus puller (uncredited)
Robert Willoughby .... special still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Hope Bryce .... costume coordinator
May Walding .... wardrober
 
Music Department
Lambert Williamson .... conductor
 
Other crew
Saul Bass .... title designer
Eileen Head .... script supervisor
Tutte Lemkow .... choreographer: dances
Max Slater .... assistant to producer
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Bonjour tristesse" - USA (original title)
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Runtime:
USA:94 min | Argentina:94 min
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Color:
Black and White | Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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Trivia:
Eveline Eyfel, credited as "Maid", plays three roles: the sisters Albertine, Léontine and Claudine, who stand in for each other as maids at different points in the story.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: 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:It's getting out of control. I just wish I were a lot older or a lot younger.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Les Bonnes Femmes (1960)See more »
Soundtrack:
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17 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Bonjour Tristesse, 23 May 2000
Author: Janos Smal (jsmal@osi.hu) from Budapest, Hungary

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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