What is there to say about Serge Gainsbourg that hasn’t already been said? The musical legend, sex symbol, French icon and troublemaker left an incredible and distinct mark on the musical landscape, influencing a whole generation of musicians. And now his life has received the big screen treatment.
Music Box Films is set to release the French film “Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life” in theaters next month, and we’ve got the premiere of the U.S. poster. Directed by comic book artist Joann Sfar, the film is appropriately colorful look at the artist played by Eric Elmosnino, tracking his life from childhood to death, chronicling his rise to fame, his many romantic entanglements and the shifting tides of his music. Anna Mouglalis, Laetitia Casta and Lucy Gordon co-star in the film that appropriately boasts an extensive and excellent soundtrack with the cast themselves singing original versions of classic Gainsbourg songs.
“Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life” will open on August 31st. Check out the synopsis, full poster and trailer below.
Taking the best from LA VIE EN ROSE and AMÉLIE, 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.