Taking the best from LA VIE EN ROSE and AMÉLIE, 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 60 s Paris.
"An entertaining, offbeat biopic." --Vogue
"Eric Elmosnino is brilliantly right." --Film Journal
"Made with such dreamlike style, comic assurance and gitane-saturated sexiness that you may leave the theater wanting to drink and smoke yourself into oblivion, raise hell and indulge in epic sex for days on end." --Playboy