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11 June 2008 (France) See more »
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Sylvie Testud ... Françoise Quoirez dite Sagan
Pierre Palmade ... Jacques Chazot

Jeanne Balibar ... Peggy Roche

Arielle Dombasle ... Astrid
Lionel Abelanski ... Bernard Frank

Guillaume Gallienne ... Jacques Quoirez

Denis Podalydès ... Guy Schoeller

Bruno Wolkowitch ... Philippe (Complete TV version)

Samuel Labarthe ... René Julliard
Margot Abascal ... Florence Malraux
Gwendoline Hamon ... Suzanne Quoirez
Chantal Neuwirth ... Mme Lebreton
Silvie Laguna ... Mme Bartoli

Alexis Michalik ... Denis Westhoff 23 / 33ans

William Miller ... Robert 'Bob' Westhoff
Alexia Stresi ... Paola
Nora Habib ... Françoise Verny
Bernard Crombey ... Pierre Quoirez
Hélène Arié ... Mme Quoirez
Victor Sévaux ... Denis Westhoff 13 / 15ans
Yann Babilée ... Henri Berkowich (as Yann Babilée Keogh)
Alain Stern ... Le haut fonctionnaire
Rita Falcone ... Pepita
Jean-Claude de Goros ... Le propriétaire de la villa
Mathias Mégard ... Pierrot
Alexis Sellam ... Max
Laurent Gérard ... L'ami de Schoeller
Guillaume Carré ... Voldemar
Didier Raymond ... Le docteur Lavaux
Florent Bigot de Nesles ... Le journaliste people
Frédéric Longbois ... Le journaliste mondain
Cédric Dioméde ... Le journaliste catho
Caroline Pascal ... L'infirmière à Honfleur
Caroline le Moing ... L'infirmière à la maternité
Suzanne Marty ... L'infirmière à la Salpêtrière
Bénédicte Charpiat ... L'infirmière à la maison de repos
William Prunck ... L'interne à l'hôpital de Lisieux (as William Prünck)
Agnès Château ... Régine
Pascal Ternisien ... L'employé aux impôts
Cindy Tempez ... La femme au vestiaire
Jenny Arasse ... Florence Gould
Sophie Meurisse ... L'admiratrice à la librairie
Lionel Mur ... Maître Zylberstein
Marc Schapira ... Le médecin au laboratoire
Mirabelle Kirkland ... La jeune américaine
Stéphane Roux ... Le vendeur à la librairie
Nicole Dubois ... La cliente de la librairie
Marie Boissard ... L'agent immobilier
Philippe Bertin ... L'acheteur
Ana Bara ... La femme de chambre #1
Victoria Sáez ... La femme de chambre #2 (as Victoria Saez)
Guillaume Denaiffe ... Le jeune amant
Alexandre Boussat ... François
Gurvan Cloatre ... Charles Rolan-Chabot (as Gurvan Cloâtre)
Jade Rivette ... Françoise Quoirez à 8 ans
Virginie Morin-Brucker ... Le notaire #1
Jean-Marc Chesseret ... Le notaire #2
Lionel Lorans ... Le concierge à l'hôtel Raphaël
Clémence Lenorman ... La fiancée de Denis
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Daniel Bilalian ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Charles de Gaulle ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
François Mitterrand ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Alain Pointier ... Le serveur (uncredited)
Bernard Rapp ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Rémy Roubakha ... Le flic perquisition (uncredited)

Directed by
Diane Kurys 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Diane Kurys  writer
Claire Lemaréchal  writer
Martine Moriconi  writer

Produced by
Catherine Grandjean .... executive producer
Diane Kurys .... producer
Romain Richard .... assistant producer
Cindy Tempez .... associate producer
Alexandre Arcady .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Armand Amar 
Cinematography by
Michel Abramowicz 
Film Editing by
Sylvie Gadmer 
Casting by
Gérard Moulévrier 
Production Design by
Alexandra Lassen 
Art Direction by
Maxime Rebière 
Set Decoration by
Sébastien Danos 
Costume Design by
Nathalie du Roscoat 
Makeup Department
Charlotte Arguillère .... hair stylist
Vesna Peborde .... makeup artist
Jean-Christophe Roger .... makeup artist
Jimmy Springard .... assistant hair stylist
Nathalie Tissier .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Didier Carrel .... unit manager
Olivier Gravenhorst .... post-production supervisor
Sébastien Guillet .... post-production manager
Valérie Labbé .... assistant unit manager (as Valérie Labbe)
David Le Gall .... unit production manager
Hervé Odiard .... assistant unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Céline Bailbled .... second assistant director
Stéphanie Doncker .... trainee assistant director
Hugo Gélin .... second unit director
Louna Morard .... first assistant director
Art Department
Stephanie Angrand .... assistant art director
Gilles Graziano .... computer graphic designer
Ludovic Guille .... swing gang
Denis Lourenco .... painter
Etienne Mercier .... assistant property master
Frédéric Pesquer .... tapestry
Sound Department
Adrien Arnaud .... sound conforming editor
Antoine Baudouin .... dialogue editor
Guillaume Bouchateau .... supervising sound editor
Franck Cartaut .... boom operator
Christian Fontaine .... sound re-recording mixer
Carl Goetgheluck .... sound mixer
Loïc Gourbe .... sound recordist
Dominique Levert .... sound
Jean-Alexandre Villemer .... sound recordist
Special Effects by
Charles-Axel Vollard .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Lohengrin Braconnier .... assistant colorist
Philippe Frère .... digital compositor
Gianni Manno .... digital compositing artist
Jean-Francois Michelas .... visual effects supervisor
Fredrik Monteil .... digital compositor
Rodney Musso .... assistant colorist: Digital Factory
Julien Record .... digital compositor
Virginie Wintrebert .... visual effects coordinator
Michel Julienne .... action coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Julien Bureau .... first assistant camera
Stéphane Duchemin .... grip
Isabelle Dumas .... assistant camera
Xavier Embry .... key grip
Hugues Espinasse .... focus puller
Yannick Esteffe .... grip
Guillaume Genini .... focus puller
Eric Gies .... electrician
Jean-Pierre Lacroix .... gaffer
Brahim Ouchene .... electrician
Etienne Saldés .... grip
Benoît Theunissen .... camera & steadicam operator
Vincent Tulasne .... second assistant camera
Charlotte Vitroly .... second assistant camera
Jean-Pierre Voisin .... electrician
Sylvestre Dedise .... electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Priscilla Gessati .... extras casting
Bérangère Nicolle .... extras casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mathilde Fontaine .... wardrobe
Janina Ryba .... costumer
Editorial Department
Natacha Louis .... colorist
Fabien Perniceni .... conforming editor
Lucile Sautarel .... assistant editor
Music Department
Camille Adrien .... composer: additional music
Camille Adrien .... orchestrator
Giovanni Arcadu .... music supervisor
Thomas Jamois .... soundtrack coordinator
Emilie Ruby .... music editor
Other crew
Kim Courcelle .... production administrator
Pascal Luneau .... acting coach: Pierre Palmade
Delphine Olivier .... press attache
François Roelants .... press attache
Dominique Segall .... press attache
Charles Sire .... assistant script
Claudine Taulère .... script supervisor
Maria Uzelac .... production secretary
Jean Philippe Varin .... animal wrangler (as Jean-Philippe Varin)
Alexandre Arcady .... thanks
Sacha .... dedicatee

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France:180 min (2 parts) | 117 min (theatrical version)
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"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 »
Anachronisms: 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 »
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5 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Another French heroine, 28 October 2008
Author: stensson from Stockholm, Sweden

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.

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