129 minutes

A cheeky young Jewish boy in Nazi-occupied France grows up to become legendary singer-songwriter and womanizer Serge Gainsbourg. Accomplished, playful “fake biopic” that is openly more interested in the legend than in the true story and follows conventions better to subvert them with many whimsical touches; production values and performances are alike extraordinary, but the film does lose its way in the final half hour.

One World Films presents a One World Films/Studio 37/Focus Features International/France 2 Cinéma/Xilam Films/Lilou Films co-production; with the participation of Canal Plus, France Télévisions, Orange Cinéma Séries; in association with Uni Étoile 6; with the support of La Région Île-de-France. (French distributor, Universal Pictures International France. World sales, Studio 37/Kinology.)
Starring Éric Elmosnino, Lucy Gordon, Laetitia Casta, Doug Jones; with the participation of Anna Mouglalis, Sara Forestier, Mylène Jampanoï, Yolande Moreau, Kacey Mottet Klein.
Directed by Joann Sfar; produced by Marc du Pontavice, Didier Lupfer; written by Joann Sfar, with the collaboration of Sandrina Jardel; music by Olivier Daviaud; director of photography (Éclair, widescreen), Guillaume Schiffman; production designer, Christian Marti; costume designer, Pascaline Chavanne; film editor, Maryline Monthieux; special effects make-up, David Marti, Montse Ribé. 
Screened: Festa do Cinema Francês advance DVD screener, Lisbon, October 6th 2010.


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