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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 »

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Diane Kurys
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sylvie Testud ... Françoise Quoirez dite Sagan
Pierre Palmade 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 Margot Abascal ... Florence Malraux
Gwendoline Hamon ... Suzanne Quoirez
Chantal Neuwirth Chantal Neuwirth ... Mme Lebreton
Silvie Laguna Silvie Laguna ... Mme Bartoli
Alexis Michalik ... Denis Westhoff 23 / 33ans
William Miller ... Robert 'Bob' Westhoff
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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

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Sagan

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

11 June 2008 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Bonjour Sagan See more »

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Runtime:

(2 parts) | (theatrical)

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

"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 »

Goofs

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 »

Soundtracks

Sag warum
Lyrics by Nicolas
Music by Phil Spector
Sung by Camillo Felgen
Copyright 1960 by La Voix de son Maître (Pathé Marconi)
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Another French heroine
28 October 2008 | by stenssonSee 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.


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