November 3, 2012


Cool cat, Serge Gainsbourg, was the subject of an imaginative bio-pic in 2010. The feature chronicled the life of the French singer/composer/actor, from boyhood, through his pop-life with Brigitte Bardot and Jane Birkin in the 1960s, to his death in 1991. Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life is available streaming on Netflix.

From Music Box FilmsTaking the best from La Vie En Rose and Amelie renowned comic book artist Joann Sfar's Gainsbourg: A Heroic LIfe is a completely original take on one of France's greatest mavericks, the illustrious and infamous Jewish singer-songwriter, Serge Gainsbourg (Eric Elmosnino). Born Lucien Ginsburg to Russian-Jewish parents, Sfar follows him from his precocious childhood in Nazi-occupied Paris, to his beginnings as small time jazz musician and finally pop superstar. Along the way he romances many of the era's most beautiful women, including Juliette Greco (Anna Mouglalis), Brigitte Bardot (Laetitia Casta) and Jane Birkin (Lucy Gordon). Employing a witty surrealistic style and a soundtrack that includes many of the musician's greatest hits, Gainsbourg: A Heroic LIfe is a quintessential time capsule to 1960's Paris.

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