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Movie review: 'Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life'

Movie review: 'Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life'

Unconventional, imaginative, nothing if not audacious, "Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life" is a portrait of creativity from the inside, a serious yet playful attempt to find an artistic way to tell an emotional truth.

"Heroic" may seem like an odd word to attach to a man like the legendary songwriter and provocateur Serge Gainsbourg, a giant of 20th century French popular music but also a man to whom creating outrage and scandal was second nature.

Best known in this country for "Je T'Aime ... Moi Non Plus," the racy duet he recorded with British actress Jane Birkin (actress Charlotte Gainsbourg is their daughter), Gainsbourg is celebrated in France for...

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