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 from 1960s Paris.
Winner! César Awards 2011 - Best Actor, Eric Elmosnino
Winner! César Awards 2011 - Best First Film, Joann Sfar (director), Didier Lupfer (producer), Marc Du Pontavice (producer)
Winner! César Awards 2011 - Best Sound
César Awards 2011 Nominee - Best Cinematography
César Awards 2011 Nominee - Best Editing
César Awards 2011 Nominee - Best Film, Joann Sfar (director), Didier Lupfer (producer), Marc Du Pontavice (producer)
César Awards 2011 Nominee - Best Production Design
César Awards 2011 Nominee - Best Supporting Actress, Laetitia Casta
Winner! Étoile d'Or 2011 - Best Actor, Eric Elmosnino
Winner! Étoile d'Or 2011 - Best Male Newcomer, Eric Elmosnino
Winner! Tribeca Film Festival 2010 - Best Actor, Narrative Feature, Eric Elmosnino
Winner! Sacramento French Film Festival 2011 - Audience Award
Special 2-Disc Collector’s Set| Joann Sfar (Drawings) – a documentary by Mathieu Amalric| Original Storyboards and character sketches by Joann Sfar
The Making of GAINSBOURG
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