Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Bonjour Tristesse (1958)

Bonjour Tristesse (1958)

Genre: Drama
Director: Otto Preminger
Starring: Jean Seberg, Deborah Kerr, David Niven

Jean Seberg stars as a spoiled teenager who acts with a high-society sophistication beyond her years, and dapper David Niven is her playboy father, going through young female playmates like socks.  Flitting through the French jet set and comparing conquests, they summer on the gorgeous French Riviera, where mature fashion designer Deborah Kerr enters their lives and wins Niven's heart. Seeing an end to her lifestyle, Seberg plots an end to the relationship with equal parts conniving ruthlessness and juvenile prankishness, too self-absorbed to even consider the brutal results of her actions. Told in flashback from a sleek but shadowy black-and-white Paris, the film melts into the vivid Technicolor of memory.

1 comment:

Name said...

i heard about this movie from friends but never saw it
Thanks for reminding me to watch it :)

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