Tag Archives: Serge Gainsbourg

Serge Gainsbourg – Charlotte for Ever (1986)

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Stan, screeplay writer, had his time of glory in Hollywood. Today, alcoholic with a certain envy for suicide, his only link to life is his daughter, Charlotte. Read More »

Serge Gainsbourg – Stan the Flasher (1990)

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The story of Stan, a misunderstood poet, who makes a living teaching English to schoolchildren while writing a screenplay on the side. Read More »

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

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Serge Gainsbourg’s Je T’Aime Moi Non Plus, the iconic singer-songwriter’s 1976 directorial debut, is on the surface the story of a love triangle. But nothing about this film is conventional. It’s set in an almost postapocalyptic wasteland that’s supposed to be somewhere in the American Midwest, if the signage and the locals’ penchant for fractious roller derbies is to be believed. (There’s even a visual joke that seems to riff on John Boorman’s Deliverance.) Two sides of the triangle are gay garbagemen, while the third is a boyish truck stop waitress. And Gérard Depardieu puts in a glorified cameo as an amorous hayseed who’s just a little too much into his horse. Read More »

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 »

André Cayatte – Les chemins de Katmandou AKA The Pleasure Pit (1969)

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Sven is Norwegian and his future is Kathmandu, the city of the gods.
Their paths meet and it is side by side they choose to take the path that leads up to the holiest city in Asia.
Olivier is French and this is the revolution.
May 68, Oliver is standing on the barricades, head full of new ideas to change the world. Read More »