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Bonjour Tristesse

Bonjour Tristesse

Director: Otto Preminger Cast: Deborah Kerr
Deborah Kerr
, David Niven
David Niven
, Jean Seberg
Jean Seberg
, Mylène Demongeot
Mylène Demongeot
Otto Preminger
Bonjour Tristesse

Bonjour Tristesse

Director: Otto Preminger Cast: Deborah Kerr
Deborah Kerr
, David Niven
David Niven
, Jean Seberg
Jean Seberg
, Mylène Demongeot
Mylène Demongeot
Otto Preminger

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Overview

Francoise Sagan's bittersweet novel Bonjour Tristesse is given a sumptuous Riviera-filmed screen treatment. David Niven plays a wealthy playboy, the father of teenaged libertine-in-the-making Jean Seberg. Seberg tolerates most of her father's mistresses, but doesn't know what to make of the prudish Deborah Kerr, who will not cohabit with Niven until after they're married. Feeling that her own relation with her father will be disrupted by Kerr's presence, Seberg does her malicious best to break up the relationship--only to be beaten to the punch by Niven, who despite his promises of fidelity to Kerr cannot give up his hedonistic lifestyle. The combination of the daughter's disdain and the father's rakishness drive Kerr to suicide. Niven and Seberg continue pursuing their lavish but empty lifestyle, though both realize that their lack of moral fibre has destroyed a life. The incestuous undertones of the original Sagan novel are only slightly downplayed in the film version; the "tristesse" (sadness) is visually conveyed by filming the Deborah Kerr flashback scenes in color and the opening and closing of the film in bleak black and white. Bonjour Tristesse was codirected by Otto Preminger, who'd previously discovered Jean Seberg for his benighted 1957 filmization of Saint Joan.


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Product Details

Release Date: 07/17/2012
UPC: 8809151411275
Original Release: 1957
Source: Imports
Sales rank: 25,407

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Deborah Kerr Anne Larsen
David Niven Raymond
Jean Seberg Cecile
Mylène Demongeot Elsa Mackenbourg
Geoffrey Horne Philippe
Jean Kent Mrs. Lombard
Roland Culver Mr. Lombard
Juliette Gréco Night Club Singer
Walter Chiari Pablo
Martita Hunt Philippe's Mother
David Oxley Jacques
Elga Andersen Denise
Jeremy Burnham Hubert Duclos
Tutte Lemkow Pierre Schube

Technical Credits
Otto Preminger Director,Producer
Georges Auric Score Composer
Helga Cranston Editor
Hubert de Givenchy Costumes/Costume Designer
Roger Furse Production Designer
David Hildyard Sound/Sound Designer
Arthur Laurents Screenwriter
Red Law Sound/Sound Designer
Tutte Lemkow Choreography
Georges Peitot Set Decoration/Design
Georges Périnal Cinematographer
Ray Simm Art Director

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