``Bonjour Tristesse`` is a 1958 film directed and produced by Otto Preminger from a screenplay by Arthur Laurents based on the novel of the same title by Francoise Sagan. On the French Riviera, Cecile (Jean Seberg) is a decadent young girl who lives with her rich playboy father, Raymond (David Niven). Anne (Deborah Kerr), a mature and cultured friend of Raymond`s late wife, arrives at Raymond`s villa for a visit. Cecile is afraid that Anne will disrupt the undisciplined way of life that Cecile and her father have shared.
Despite his promises of fidelity to Anne, Raymond cannot give up his playboy life. Helped by Elsa (Mylene Demongeot), Raymond`s young and flighty mistress, Cecile does her best to break up the relationship with Anne. The combination of the daughter`s disdain and the father`s rakishness drives Anne to a tragic end.