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Sagan (2008)

“Sagan” (2008) on IMDb
Rating: 2/5
“Sagan” (2008) movie poster

Insipid and superficial French biopic about the author Fran├žoise Sagan that feels longer than its two-hour running time and does not register emotionally until the end. Instead of focusing on and fleshing out a few of the episodes in Sagan’s life, the film hurriedly covers so many of them that the story does not flow well and is sometimes difficult to follow; the original 180-minute miniseries probably fares better in that respect. Convincing age makeup. The time periods are nicely captured. Sylvie Testud gives a lively, dedicated lead performance; Pierre Palmade is noteworthy as Jacques Chazot, one of Sagan’s close friends. Directed by Diane Kurys.