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Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life is a french film of genre Drama directed by Joann Sfar released in USA on 31 august 2011 with Éric Elmosnino

Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life (2010)

Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life
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Released in USA 31 august 2011
Length 2h10
Directed by
Genres Drama,    Biography,    Musical theatre,    Musical
Rating68% 3.4499953.4499953.4499953.4499953.449995

Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life is a 2010 French drama film written and directed by Joann Sfar, based on his graphic novel. It is a biopic of French singer Serge Gainsbourg. This was the last film for Lucy Gordon, who committed suicide in 2009.


The film follows notorious musician Serge Gainsbourg's exploits from his upbringing in Nazi occupied France through his rise to fame and love affairs with Juliette Gréco, Brigitte Bardot and marriage to Jane Birkin to his later experimentation with reggae in Jamaica. It also incorporates multiple elements of fantasy, most significantly with the character called "The Mug", an animated exaggeration of Gainsbourg that acts as his conscience (or anti-conscience) at crucial moments in Gainsbourg's life. The film also includes many of Gainsbourg's more famous songs, which serve as the soundtrack to the film and often serve as plot elements themselves.


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