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Gainsbourg [videorecording] : vie héroïque / a One World Films, Studio 37, Universal Pictures International, France 2 Cinema, Lilou Films Xilam Films co-production ; produced by Marc Du Pontavice and Didier Lupfer ; screenplay by Joann Sfar ; produced by directed by Joann Sfar.


  • DVD DVD
  • Description: 2 videodiscs (122 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Chicago : Music Box Films, [2012]

Available copies

  • 4 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).

Current holds

0 current holds with 4 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Gloucester Adult DVDs DVD/RENTAL/Gainsbourg (Text to phone) Available -
Lynn Adult DVDs DVD/French/503 (Text to phone) Available -
Marblehead Adult DVD RENTAL DVD FOREIGN FRENCH GAINSBOURG 2012 (Marblehead pickup only) (Text to phone) Available -
Reading Adult DVD DVD DOCUMENTARY GAI (Text to phone) Available -

Content descriptions

General Note: DVD release of the 2010 motion picture.
Bonus features: Joann Sfar (drawings): a documentary by Mathieu Amalric ; original storyboards and character sketches by Joann Star ; making of Gainsbourg ; theatrical trailer.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Music, Olivier Daviaud ; director of photography, Guillaume Schiffman ; editor, Maryline Monthieux.
Participant or Performer Note: Anna Mouglalis, Eric Elmosnino, Laetitia Casta, Lucy Gordon.
Summary: Best selling comic book artist Joann Sfar delivers an inventive biography of famed French singer Serge Gainsbourg. Born Lucien Ginsburg to Russian-Jewish parents, Sfar follows him from his childhood in Nazi-occupied Paris, his transition from painter to jazz musician to pop superstar and his many relationships including Juliette Greco, Brigitte Bardot, and Jane Birkin while employing a witty surrealistic style and a soundtrack that acts like a time capsule to '60s Paris.
Target Audience Note: MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details Note: DVD ; widescreen (2.35:1) presentation ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround.
Language Note: In French, with optional subtitles in English.
Awards Note: Best Actor, 2010 Tribeca Film Festival.
Mouglalis, Anna. (Added Author). Elmosnino, Eric, 1964- (Added Author). Casta, Laetitia, 1978- (Added Author). Gordon, Lucy, 1980-2009 (Added Author). Amalric, Mathieu, 1965- (Added Author). Du Pontavice, Marc. (Producer). Lupfer, Didier. (Producer). Sfar, Joann. (Director). Music Box Films. (Added Author). One World Films (Firm) (Added Author). Studio 37 (Firm) (Added Author). Universal Pictures International. (Added Author). France 2 cinéma (Firm) (Added Author). Lilou Films. (Added Author). Xilam Films. (Added Author).

Additional Titles

Alternate Title: Vie héroïque
Title on container: Gainsbourg : a heroic life

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