By Joann SFAR

KINOLOGY - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2009

Taking the best from La Vie en Rose and Amélie, Joann Sfar’s SERGE GAINSBOURG is a completely original take on one of France’s greatest mavericks, the illustrious and infamous Serge Gainsbourg (Eric Elmosnino), brought to us by one of the most beloved graphic artists of our times.

    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Director(s)
    • Joann SFAR
    • Writer(s)
    • Joann SFAR
    • Producer(s)
    • Marc DU PONTAVICE (One World Films), Didier LUPFER (One World Films), France 2 Cinéma LILOU FILMS, Studio 37 FOCUS FEATURES INTERNATIONAL, Xilam FILMS
    • Synopsis
    • Young Lucien parades around Nazi‐occupied Paris in 1941 with a yellow star, which he has craftily turned into a sheriff star, pinned to his jacket. After graduating from art school years later, this disillusioned artist tries to earn a living by playing at local bars… and thus came about the cabaret star of the Swinging Sixties: Serge Gainsbourg. His looks may be unconventional, but he still manages to lure the mythic Brigitte Bardot (Asterix and Obelix Take on Caesar‘s Laetitia Casta) to bed, seduce Jane Birkin (Spider‐ Man 3’s Lucy Gordon) with a pair of French flag underpants, and waltz with Juliette Greco (Anna Mouglalis) at all hours of the night. Yet something always stands in the way of his happiness, and it takes the form of a character, La Gueule (Ugly Face, Doug Jones), who will stimulate him, torment him, and most of all, render him the icon that continues to thrill us today.
    • Partners & financing
    • Studio 37, Universal Pictures International Studio (UPIS)
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Jan 01, 2009
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