email print share on facebook share on twitter share on google+


by Joann Sfar


Gainsbourg's life, from the young Lucien Ginsburg in 1940s occupied Paris, to the poet, composer and world-famous singer. The film explores his artistic career, from the young man passionate about painting to the recognition of his music whose avant-garde status made him a true icon of French culture. The film also looks at his complex adult life, through his stormy love affairs.

international title: Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life
original title: Gainsbourg (Vie héroïque)
country: France
sales agent: Kinology
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Joann Sfar
release date: FR 20/01/2010, BE 27/01/2010, NL 18/03/2010, SE 09/04/2010, GR 22/04/2010, DK 29/04/2010, PL 21/05/2010, ES 09/07/2010, GB 30/07/2010, FI 24/09/2010, DE 14/10/2010
screenplay: Joann Sfar
cast: Eric Elmosnino, Lucy Gordon, Laetitia Casta, Doug Jones, Anna Mouglalis, Mylène Jampanoï, Sara Forestier, Kacey Mottet
cinematography by: Guillaume Schiffman
film editing: Maryline Monthieux
art director: Christian Marti
costumes designer: Pascaline Chavanne
music: Olivier Daviaud
producer: Marc Du Pontavice, Didier Lupfer
production: Xilam, Studio 37, One World Films, Universal Pictures International France
distributor: Universal Pictures International France, Cinéart, Cinéart Netherlands B.V., Svensk Filmindustri AB, SF Film, Monolith Films, Avalon, StudioCanal, Prokino Filmverleih Gmbh