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Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life

Gainsbourg (Vie héroïque)

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


Serge Gainsbourg’s life, from the young Lucien Ginsburg in 1940s occupied Paris, to the poet, composer and world-famous singer. The film spans his whole artistic career, and explores the evolution and recognition of his music and its avant-garde status, that made him a true icon of French culture.

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Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life Directed by Joann Sfar
Gainsbourg celebrates the hybridity of contemporary French culture, while its combination of realist narrative and poetic animation make it both a touching biopic and an inspired musical.
July 01, 2010
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Both evocative and faithful in its depiction of the famed French singer’s lascivious life, “Gainsbourg (vie heroique)” offers up a feast of memorable chansons and an almost endless parade of drop-dead-gorgeous muses.
January 21, 2010
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A wildly creative take on the life of notorious French composer, lyricist and provocateur Serge Gainsbourg, Gainsbourg (vie heroique) is splendidly cast and consistently engaging.
January 14, 2010
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