Bonjour Tristesse (1958)

Bonjour Tristesse (1958)

Bonjour Tristesse (1958)
BDRip 720p | MKV | 1280x544 | x264 @ 7575 Kbps | 93 min | 5,46 Gb
Audio: English DTS 1.0 @ 768 Kbps | Subs: English (+SDH)
Genre: Drama, Romance

Director: Otto Preminger
Writers: Arthur Laurents (screenplay), Françoise Sagan (based on the novel by) (as Francoise Sagan)
Stars: Jean Seberg, David Niven, Deborah Kerr

Anne (Deborah Kerr) travels to the French Riviera to visit Raymond (David Niven), the wealthy husband of her recently deceased friend. His pampered daughter, Cecile (Jean Seberg), afraid that the prim and proper Anne's visit may alter their hedonistic lifestyle, attempts to drive a wedge between the woman and her father, with the help of his young French mistress, Elsa (Mylène Demongeot). Little do they know that Anne's attitude hides a fragility and pain that may have tragic consequences.


I'll never forget seeing a pristine print of this magnificently shot (entirely on location in the French Riviera) Preminger classic on the huge screen of the Egyptian theater in Hollywood (I refuse to watch the cut-up video version currently available), and let me tell you, there is no more poetic or romantic film in existence. Forget the silly, soap-opera pretext of a Francoise Sagan plot, just sit back and let the 'real' story, the visual poetry drift over you and take you away. Now, I'm not saying this because I'm in love with both Jean Seberg and Deborah Kerr (how can you not be, the way they look on the screen here), but because this is the quintessential Otto Preminger film, where he takes the trashiest of romance novels and proceeds to make a case study demonstration of how irrelevant 'standard' plot devices can be in the cinema by making a visual masterpiece out of it.
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Bonjour Tristesse (1958)

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