Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life Image

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

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Summary: 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. 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, Brigitte Bardot and Jane Birkin. 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 ‘60’s Paris. (Music Box Films)
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Runtime: 130 min
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Production: Canal+
Genres: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: France
Languages: English, French, Russian
Director Credit
Joann Sfar Director
Writer Credit
Joann Sfar Graphic Novel
Cast Credit
Anna Mouglalis Juliette Gréco
Claude Chabrol Le Producteur Musique De Gainsbourg
Deborah Grall Elisabeth Levizky
Dinara Drukarova Olga Ginsburg
Doug Jones La Gueule
Eric Elmosnino Serge Gainsbourg
Kacey Mottet Klein Lucien Ginsburg
Laetitia Casta Brigitte Bardot
Lucy Gordon Jane Birkin
Mylène Jampanoï Bambou
Ophélia Kolb Le Modèle
Philippe Katerine Boris Vian
Razvan Vasilescu Joseph Ginsburg
Sara Forestier France Gall
Yolande Moreau Fréhel
Producer Credit
Didier Lupfer Producer
Marc Du Pontavice Producer
Matthew Gledhill Line Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: