You know the music, but do you know the man? His music was visionary, his lovers were legendary, his life was extraordinary.
Gainsbourg takes you on a journey into the world of a musical icon. Based on the remarkable life of iconic French singer, poet, writer and actor Serge Gainsbourg, the film is a bold and evocative imagining of the precocious talent whose music, style and joie de vivre is adored by many. From Gainsbourg's youth growing up in 1940s Nazi-occupied Paris, when he was called Lucien Ginsberg, through to his transformation into the hard-living showman, enfant terrible and successful song-writer of the 60s and 70s (famous for his glamorous lovers including Brigitte Bardot and Jane Birkin), to his debauched notoriety in the 80s.
Innovative in its visuals and narrative, the project features special effects from the makers of Pan’s Labyrinth creating touches to assist in making Gainsbourg groundbreaking cinema. We glimpse the fantasy world that drove his inspiration, the women he loved and lost and most of all, the music that made him a legend.
IN CINEMAS NOVEMBER 4
Watch the trailer at http://www.hopscotchfilms.com.au/trailers/#video-82/