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Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life

Gainsbourg (Vie héroïque)

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Directed by Joann Sfar
France, 2010
Drama, Biography, Musical
      French
      English

Synopsis

A biography of one of France’s greatest mavericks, the illustrious and infamous Jewish singer-songwriter, Serge Gainsbourg, following him from his precocious childhood in Nazi-occupied Paris, to his beginnings as small time jazz musician and, finally, pop superstar.

Our take

This innovative biopic-come-musical of the life of enfant terrible Serge Gainsbourg simply shimmers with creativity. Directed by French comic book artist Joann Sfar, and starring Laetitia Casta and Claude Chabrol (!), the film alternates joyfully between live-action and poetic, surreal animation.

Synopsis

A biography of one of France’s greatest mavericks, the illustrious and infamous Jewish singer-songwriter, Serge Gainsbourg, following him from his precocious childhood in Nazi-occupied Paris, to his beginnings as small time jazz musician and, finally, pop superstar.

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Gainsbourg: A Heroic LifeDirected byJoann Sfar
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Awards & Festivals

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São Paulo International Film Festival
2010
César Awards
2011 | 3 wins including: Best Actor
2011 | 5 nominations including: Best Supporting Actress

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