Actor Eric Elmosnino is a dead ringer for legendary French singer/songwriter Serge Gainsbourg in this offbeat, imaginative biopic of a provocative artist as famous for his storied romances and many scandals as he is for his enduring music.
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Definitely an interesting approach, but did it really have to rush so much to compress everything to feature-length? I understand that the film wasn't meant to linger on misery, but I'm sure Gainsbourg cared more about his parents than to have all of five seconds dedicated to their passing. Nonetheless, the film has got me trying to complete my Gainsbourg music collection.
A life ill-defined... An all too flitting account of Gainsbourg's 'life' told in a series of abbreviated motifs and thus offering little in the way of critical analysis or penetration. Instead we're left with a tick-list that timidly wallows in the shallows of detail before descending down a narrative spiral into an eventual whimper. The device of the alter-ego merely offers leftfield distraction rather than insight.
Se tratando de uma cinebiografia o nivel se eleva nas alturas quando o diretor coloca como uma fabula. O personagem de gainsbourg é apaixonante. Mas depois de sessenta minutos de filme a coisa desanda quando o diretor apressa a história em míseros setenta minutos restantes. Quem não conhece alguns fatos importantes da vida de gainsbourg fica perdido.
At its best this film contained a lot of dreamy, creating sequences of the man himself and at its worst it was a collection of events presented chronologically with the image of Gainsbourg presented as the one and only interesting bit about him; the soul was lacking. But, when it showed, I think it sometimes gleamed, as often when Gainsbourg was portrayed as a little boy, surrounded by his big papier-mâché self.
Made me crave cigarettes and romance, but left me feeling kind of empty, just like SG in his final days. Brigitte B. & Serge writing "Comic Strip" was by far the best part: nude, comic, cosmic, outrageous, bored, dramatic.