Watch Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life
- 2 hr 10 min
Daring and outrageous, Serge Gainsbourg was an iconic, larger-than-life figure in France. Born Lucien Ginsburg, he adopted his stage name after World War II and began a career as a singer, painter, writer and something of a performance artist, a man whose lifestyle became part of his art. This dramatization begins with Gainsbourg’s childhood through his romances with Brigitte Bardot and Jane Birkin and the highs and lows of his profession. His addictions to alcohol and cigarettes are also covered unflinchingly to round out the portrait of the artist whose heroism was to live life as he saw fit.