In France, the late Serge Gainsbourg was a national treasure: an astonishingly versatile
musician, poetic lyricist, social critic, hilarious celebrity and a maverick pursuer of the high life. To the rest of the world, he was an ugly-looking bloke with a knack for
picking up greatlooking women (eg: Brigitte Bardot). This lavish biopic captures the man’s mystique.