Friday, October 15, 2010

Gainsbourg

Gainsbourg
Director and Writer: Joann Sfar
Starring: Anna Mouglalis, Laetitia Casta, and Lucy Gordon

This is a intelligent biopic about the controversial French singer / songwriter, Serge Gainsbourg . Gainsbourg enjoyed celebrity and notoriety as a womanizer with a string of famous lovers, including Brigitte Bardot (Laetitia Casta) and Jane Birkin (Lucy Gordon). Some touching and nostalgic moments in the telling of this fanciful portrait of France's most unlikely sex symbol. The movie runs from the gambit from the time the precocious Lucien Ginsburg grew up in Nazi occupied Paris; to when he finds success as a composer, ladies' man and recording star. Strong cast and an excellent score. Sfar is a cartoonist and makes good use of animation throughout. An imaginatively directed movie with a strong script, this is well worth seeing .Superb cast and excellent soundtrack.




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