Serge Gainsbourg

Serge Gainsbourg – Équateur (1983)

Gainsbourg’s second film. Booed when screened out of competition in Cannes 1983, the film was a commercial and critical failure. It’s a fascinating mess of a film, apparently plagued by troubles during the on location shoot in Africa and it shows.

The film tells the story of Timar, a man who arrives in Gabon and falls in love with Adele. He is astonished at the conviction of an African for a murder which, in fact, had been committed by Adele. Read More »

Serge Gainsbourg – Charlotte for Ever (1986)


By Vladislav Mikhailov:
Serge Gainsbourg is the same person in cinema as in music – a gambler, a cynic, a blackmailer, an unshaven bozo with raspy voice. This film is not a melodrama, it’s a story of a father and daughter playing a melodrama with elements of grotesque and parody (there is an aging gay friend of Stan’s, elements of comical self-pity – oh, poor me, even my doggy died, I’ve nobody else left). But this is still a film built on the solid frame of Serge and Charlotte. And Charlotte is – yes – forever! A striking performance of two loving children – a teenage girl and an aging man. A must see and not only for Gainsbourg fans. Read More »

Serge Gainsbourg – Je t’aime moi non plus AKA I Love You, I Don’t (1976)


The petite waitress Johnny works and lives in a truck-stop, where she’s lonely and longs for love. She develops a crush on the garbage truck driver Krassky, although her sleazy boss Boris warns her that he’s gay. Maybe because of her boyish looks, Krassky likes her too. Both don’t notice the growing jealousy of Krassky’s boyfriend Padovan – until an escalation. Read More »