Thursday, 22 November 2012
And on another French tip, following from Bertie's Parisian Trackmaster in SB12, I watched this film at the weekend and it's pretty bloody wonderful. It's about the life of French songwriter, singer, lover. He was, to paraphrase the great Dan Walsh, as ugly as a fight in a kebab shop, but he ended up being the nicotine-reeking lover of a succession of Euro beauties including Brigitte Bardot, Jane Birkin and Juliette Gréco.
The actor who plays the lead role is so convincing it's incredible, yet the film has fantasy elements including a huge Frank Sidebottom-esque character to play his inner, insecure voice.
Thoroughly recommended if you like a bit of 'world' cinema (subtitles and that). G
Below, the real Gainsbourg with Birkin (the English lady who 'breathed' the song Je t'aime).