Up 8,942 this week

Sagan (2008)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 597 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 30 critic

France, 1950s. From the Quartier Latin to Saint-Tropez via New York, a young Parisienne becomes the icon of a whole generation. In 1954, 19-year-old Francoise Sagan shot to fame with her ... See full summary »


0Check in

Celebrate IMDb's 25th Anniversary with Photos We Love

IMDb turns 25 on October 17! To celebrate, we put together a gallery of some of our favorite movie, TV, and event photos from the last 25 years.

See the Photos We Love

Related News

Film Review: ‘For a Woman’
| Variety - Film News
Seven Cesars for Provost's Seraphine
| ioncinema

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 41 titles
created 26 Jun 2011
a list of 102 titles
created 29 Jul 2011
list image
a list of 764 titles
created 04 Sep 2011
a list of 2037 titles
created 16 Apr 2013
a list of 27 titles
created 27 Aug 2013

Related Items

Search for "Sagan" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Sagan (2008)

Sagan (2008) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Sagan.
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

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.

Director: Otto Preminger
Stars: Jean Seberg, David Niven, Deborah Kerr
For a Woman (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The story of the marriage between Michel and Lena, as told by their daughter Anne, with reflections on the mystery of abiding love.

Director: Diane Kurys
Stars: Benoît Magimel, Mélanie Thierry, Nicolas Duvauchelle
Heartbeat (1968)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Lucile, 25, is the beautiful mistress of Charles, a rich, good-hearted businessman. Being a kept woman suits her as she refuses to work. She is grateful to Charles for that but she does not... See full summary »

Director: Alain Cavalier
Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Michel Piccoli, Roger Van Hool
Madame Bovary (1991)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In nineteenth-century France, the romantic daughter of a country squire (Emma Rouault) marries a dull country doctor (Charles Bovary). To escape boredom, she throws herself into love ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Chabrol
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-François Balmer, Christophe Malavoy
À la folie (1994)
Comedy | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Alice is a promising young artist in Paris. Her boyfriend Franck, a boxer, has just moved in to her attic flat. Then her sister Elsa, a bored housewife, leaves her unfaithful husband Thomas... See full summary »

Director: Diane Kurys
Stars: Anne Parillaud, Béatrice Dalle, Patrick Aurignac
Entre Nous (1983)
Biography | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In 1942 in occupied France, a Jewish refugee marries a soldier to escape deportation to Germany. Meanwhile a wealthy art student loses her first husband to a stray Resistance bullet; at the... See full summary »

Director: Diane Kurys
Stars: Miou-Miou, Isabelle Huppert, Guy Marchand
C'est la vie (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Diane Kurys
Stars: Nathalie Baye, Julie Bataille, Richard Berry
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In the fall of 1963, Anne is becoming a teenager. She lives in Paris with her mother and her older sister, Frédérique. They're just back from summer at the beach with their father. School ... See full summary »

Director: Diane Kurys
Stars: Eléonore Klarwein, Odile Michel, Anouk Ferjac
Goodbye Again (1961)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In this adaptation of Françoise Sagan's best selling novel, Paula is a beautiful and highly successful 40-year-old businesswoman. She is deeply in love with Roger, her mature consort of ... See full summary »

Director: Anatole Litvak
Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Yves Montand, Anthony Perkins
Attila Marcel (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Paul is a sweet man-child, raised - and smothered - by his two eccentric aunts in Paris since the death of his parents when he was a toddler. Now thirty-three, he still does not speak. (He ... See full summary »

Director: Sylvain Chomet
Stars: Guillaume Gouix, Anne Le Ny, Bernadette Lafont
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A look at the relationship between Marie Antoinette and one of her readers during the first days of the French Revolution.

Director: Benoît Jacquot
Stars: Léa Seydoux, Diane Kruger, Virginie Ledoyen
Bonjour tristesse (TV Movie 1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Peter Kassovitz
Stars: Christine Boisson, François Marthouret, Sarah Bertrand


Cast overview, first billed only:
Françoise Quoirez dite Sagan
Pierre Palmade ...
Jacques Chazot
Peggy Roche
Lionel Abelanski ...
Bernard Frank
Jacques Quoirez
Denis Podalydès ...
Guy Schoeller
Philippe (Complete TV version)
Samuel Labarthe ...
René Julliard
Margot Abascal ...
Florence Malraux
Gwendoline Hamon ...
Suzanne Quoirez
Chantal Neuwirth ...
Mme Lebreton
Silvie Laguna ...
Mme Bartoli
Denis Westhoff 23 / 33ans
Robert 'Bob' Westhoff


France, 1950s. From the Quartier Latin to Saint-Tropez via New York, a young Parisienne becomes the icon of a whole generation. In 1954, 19-year-old Francoise Sagan shot to fame with her first novel, Bonjour Tristesse. Flamboyant, scandalous and underrated, Sagan lived her life at the furthest edge of excess. She won and lost fortunes at the roulette table, bought and crashed superb sports cars, drank, danced and partied, leaving a trail of lovers in her wake. Written by The Film Catalogue

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis






See all certifications »




Release Date:

11 June 2008 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Bonjour Sagan  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


(2 parts) | (theatrical)

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


"Sagan" was originally produced and shot as a two-part TV miniseries (2 x 90'). When seeing it, Luc Besson (director, producer but also distributor) decided to purchase the screen rights and released it after having trimmed it down to a two hour feature film. See more »


When Françoise chooses her pen name, we can see the bar code on the back cover of the book. Such detail could not exist in the 1950s. See more »


Sag warum
Lyrics by Nicolas
Music by Phil Spector
Sung by Camillo Felgen
Copyright 1960 by La Voix de son Maître (Pathé Marconi)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Another French heroine
28 October 2008 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

It seems to be a trend in French mainstream movies nowadays, to film the story of celebrities' lives. "Sagan" is just another example.

This author lived a quite unhappy life, being used but also letting herself be used by flatterers and others. They all disappeared and betrayed her, like she betrayed many people, including her son.

But this story is told in such a common way. The main character is complex, but still made very easy to understand. It's all simplified in a moralizing way. Not that you can object much about moralizing over this destructive life and surely, this is entertaining and absolutely not stupid. But Sagan deserves better.

5 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Sagan (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: