Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life
Taking 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 ’60′s Paris.