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Bonjour Tristesse (1958)

Bonjour tristesse (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | February 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.

Director:

Otto Preminger

Writers:

Arthur Laurents (screenplay), Françoise Sagan (based on the novel by) (as Francoise Sagan)
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Deborah Kerr ... Anne Larson
David Niven ... Raymond
Jean Seberg ... Cecile
Mylène Demongeot ... Elsa
Geoffrey Horne ... Philippe
Juliette Gréco ... Self
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 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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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Dominique Wilms was Otto Preminger's first choice for the part of Elsa, but she refused. See more »

Goofs

Seventeen year old Cécile is seen driving cars the entire movie while the legal age for driving in France is 18 . See more »

Quotes

Pablo: [Talking to Cecile and Phillipe at the bar] You two are not drunk on anything. Very bad. To live, you must be drunk on something... uh, love, money, success, failure, even whiskey, but *something*!
Cecile: You may be drunk, but you're right!
Pablo: Of course I'm right, I'm rich... or maybe it's the other way around.
Cecile: [giggling] You always have such a good time.
Pablo: Always. Except when I'm home in America. Not *North* America...
Philippe: *South* America!
Pablo: You tell someone you are rich and from America, and they *always* think you ...
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Connections

Referenced in The League of Gentlemen (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Bonjour Tristesse
Music by Georges Auric
English lyrics by Arthur Laurents
Sung by Juliette Gréco
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a reflection on Seberg
14 February 2001 | by Fiona-39See all my reviews

This is an absorbing, intriguing and slightly bizarre film. I agree with the other comments here - the camera work is beautiful, the Riviera looks fab, Seberg is startling, and David Niven (how come no-one's mentioned his performance yet?) is a particularly slimy, lecherous old man. Seberg really does deliver an excellent performance. She's a fascinating person anyway, and here her ambiguity, her modernity, her beauty and her youth all come into their own. And the title song's fab too! Well worth a watch, if only to revel in the stunning scenery and Seberg's haunting screen presence.


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bonjour Tristesse See more »

Filming Locations:

Côte d'Azur, France See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Wheel Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Black and White | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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