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Movie Review: Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life - Metro US

Movie Review: Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life

Genre: Drama

Director: Joann Sfar

Stars: Eric Elmosnino, Doug Jones

***

This mildly unconventional, at times overly precious biopic about the late French singer-songwriter Serge Gainsbourg benefits from a fine lead performance: Eric Elmosnino is a dead-ringer for his character.

The usual artist-career cliches are avoided, but the surreal touches left in their place feel more like a filmmaker imposing his style on a subject than a true illumination of Gainsbourg’s brilliance.

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