Bonjour Sagan

    All titles (2)
    TV Movie (multi-part) | 2008 | France 2 [fr] | Biography | France

    Project data

    Length of movie2x90' (TV)

      Brief synopsis

      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.


      ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
      Sylvie TestudFrancoise Sagan [L]Victoria Sturm
      Pierre PalmadeJacques Chazot [L]Hans Hohlbein
      Jeanne BalibarPeggy Roche [L]Susanne von Medvey
      Arielle DombasleAstrid [L]Susanne Schwab
      Lionel AbelanskiBernard Frank [L]Olaf Reichmann
      Guillaume GallienneJacques Quoirez [GS]
      Denis PodalydèsGuy Schoeller [GS]
      Margot AbascalFlorence Malraux [SR]
      Silvie LagunaMadame Bartoli [SR]
      Gwendoline HamonSuzanne Quoirez [SR]
      Chantal NeuwirthMadame Lebreton [SR]
      Samuel LabartheRené Julliard [SR]
      Alexis MichalikDenis Westhoff (adulte) [SR]
      Bruno WolkowitchPhilippe [SR]


      Director of photographyMichel Abramowicz
      Casting directorGérard Moulévrier
      Costume designerNathalie du Roscoät
      DirectorDiane Kurys
      Director (dubbing)Erik PaulsenGerman - TV version
      Director (dubbing)Alexandra von GroteGerman - theatrical version
      EditorSylvie Gadmer
      ComposerArmand Amar
      ScreenwriterDiane Kurys
      ScreenwriterClaire Lemaréchal
      Dubbing script writerErik PaulsenGerman - TV version
      Dubbing script writerAlexandra von GroteGerman - theatrical version
      Production sound mixerDominique Levert
      Sound re-recording mixerChristian Fontaine
      Sound editorGillaume Bouchateau

      Production companies

      Alexandre Films [fr]


      Sound (Postproduction)Studio MitteDeutsche Synchron
      Sound (Postproduction)Taunus Synchron GmbH [de]TV-Mehrteiler


      TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
      First showingFranceFrance 2 [fr]Tuesday, 30/09/2008


      Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 11/06/2008