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Françoise Sagan

Françoise Sagan

A Feature film by Diane Kurys

Produced by Alexandre Films

Release in France : 11/06/2008


    As the film opens, it's 1954 and Sagan (played by Sylvie Testud), still in her teens, has become a literary celebrity overnight with the success of her first novel Bonjour Tristesse. Sagan is enjoying the high life with her close friends Jacques (Pierre Palmade) and Bernard (Lionel Abelanski), while spending her royalties on liquor, sports cars, partying and evenings at the casino. Sagan, a bisexual, enjoyed short-lived romances with lovers of both genders but in the Sixties she made an effort to settle down, marrying American expatriate Robert Westhoff (William Miller). While the two had a child, Westhoff's frequent homosexual affairs damaged their relationship beyond repair, and her longest-lasting romantic partnership was with Peggy (Jeanne Balibar), an editor at a fashion magazine. While Sagan continued to write, her appetite for alcohol and cocaine grew dramatically, and as her addiction became stronger, her literary output shrank and after years of failing to pay her taxes, she became dependent on the generosity of friends to survive and became a stranger to her only child.

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    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Alexandre Films

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    EuropaCorp Distribution

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    Executive Producer :

    Diane Kurys

    Sound recordists :

    Dominique Levert, Guillaume Bouchateau, Christian Fontaine

    Director of Photography :

    Michel Abramowicz

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Dominique Segall

    Assistant editor :

    Lucile Sautarel

    Production Designer :

    Alexandra Lassen

    Casting :

    Gérard Moulevrier

    Artistic Director :

    Maxime Rebière

    Assistant directors :

    Hugo Gélin, Louna Morard

    Screenwriters :

    Diane Kurys, Martine Moriconi, Claire Lemaréchal

    Assistant Operators :

    Julien Bureau, Isabelle Dumas, Charlotte Vitroly

    Editor :

    Sylvie Gadmer

    Continuity supervisor :

    Claudine Taulère

    Music Composer :

    Armand Amar

    Costume designer :

    Nathalie du Roscoat

    Sound Mixer :

    Carl Goetgheluck

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    Feature film

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 57 min

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    Dolby SRD

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