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Bonjour Tristesse

Director: Otto Preminger

Genre: Drama

Year: 1958

Running time: 94 minutes

Territory: International

Studio: Sony

Format: DCP

Cast: David Niven, Deborah Kerr, Jean Seberg, Geoffrey Home, Roland Culver

Language options: Dialogue - EN | Subtitle - FR

Cecile, a precocious seventeen-year-old played effortlessly by Jean Seberg (Breathless), and her libertine father Raymond (David Niven) escape from Paris to their Mediterranean villa. Preminger contrasts the characters’ tristesse (‘sadness’) in a monochrome Paris with flashbacks to a luminous colour-filled summer in the Riviera. Happy to live the luxurious lifestyle they both crave, free from responsibility, the golden-skinned duo dedicate themselves to a life of free love, fast cars and hedonistic pleasures. However, when Raymond decides to marry, Cecile’s whimsical nature pushes her to lay down a path of destruction, affecting the lives of everyone involved.





United Kingdom


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