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Charlotte for Ever (1986)

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.

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Serge Gainsbourg (as Gainsbourg)

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Serge Gainsbourg (as Gainsbourg)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Charlotte Gainsbourg ... Charlotte
Serge Gainsbourg ... Stan
Roland Bertin Roland Bertin ... Leon
Roland Dubillard Roland Dubillard ... Herman
Anne Zamberlan Anne Zamberlan ... Lola
Anne Le Guernec Anne Le Guernec ... Adelaide
Sabeline Campo Sabeline Campo ... Therese
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Once a successful Hollywood screenwriter, Stan is now a depressive alcoholic who spends most of his time mooching about his house whilst pouring out his troubles to his drinking partner. The only thing that keeps him going is his love for his teenage daughter Charlotte, but she despises him, believing him to be responsible for the accident in which her mother died. Stan's one hope is to patch things up with his daughter, but will she ever forgive him...? Written by lament

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

10 December 1986 (France) See more »

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Color (Fujicolor)
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In 1984, two years before Charlotte for Ever (1986) was released, Serge Gainsbourg had written and performed the song Lemon Incest with his daughter, Charlotte Gainsbourg. The song was hugely controversial as it contained references to incest and pedophilia which audiences suspected were partially autobiographical. The movie Charlotte for Ever explored similar themes. Due to Charlotte Gainsbourg's age and the fact that she was playing a character with the same name as her own while her real life father was playing her father in the movie, the movie was reviled and questions about whether Gainsbourg was abusing his daughter were once again raised. As an adult Charlotte Gainsbourg repeatedly defended her relationship with her father, admitting that he had meant to provoke audiences but denying any impropriety or abuse towards herself. See more »

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Charlotte For Ever
(uncredited)
(theme song)
Music by Aram Khachaturyan
Lyrics by Serge Gainsbourg
Performed by Serge Gainsbourg and Charlotte Gainsbourg
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Pretentious and plain boring.
16 April 2010 | by andy_n_johansenSee all my reviews

I would only recommend this movie for fans of Serge and Charlotte Gainsbourg. Most of the movie takes place in a really dark apartment where we are witnesses to long tedious conversations between the main actors, discussing a lot of nonsense. Pretty much all conversation is delivered unconvincingly and if it weren't for the big name that Serge Gainsbourg is, then this movie is just too boring to be a work of well-made art. It really wants to be a cool and dark art house movie, but succeeds only in putting you to sleep unless you buy the whole idea of the screenplay.

The music is quite nice, but is just repeated constantly with the same numbers played in between scenes that really doesn't do anything for the story. The music is just a relief when we see everybody's sad faces and Charlotte Gainsbourgs ass and naked body. Sadly the best scenes of the movie is two scenes with girls wiggling their sexy behinds, and some cool shots of a car exploding.

The camera-work is fine as well, but there is not much interesting material to work with here.


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