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Initials SG (2019)

An aging, Argentine, Serge Gainsbourg wannabe struggles to deal with a career he can't seem to get on track, an affair he doesn't want and a crime he didn't mean to commit.

Directors:

Rania Attieh, Daniel Garcia (co-director)

Writers:

Rania Attieh, Daniel Garcia (co-writer)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Diego Peretti ... Sergio
Julianne Nicholson ... Jane
Daniel Fanego ... Narrador
Francisco Lumerman Francisco Lumerman ... Hombre Extraño
Malena Sánchez Malena Sánchez ... Olga
Miriam Odorico Miriam Odorico ... Doctora Guardia
Walter Jakob Walter Jakob ... Pancho (as Walter Jacob)
Miguel Di Lemme Miguel Di Lemme ... Basta
Julián Krakov Julián Krakov ... Nico (as Julián Kracov)
Gaby Ferrero Gaby Ferrero ... Juez
Daniela Katz Daniela Katz ... Mujer Cine
Sabrina Alfonso Sabrina Alfonso ... Actriz Porno
Victor Maytland Victor Maytland ... Director Porno
Matías Candia Matías Candia ... Sonidista Porno
Nicolás Silbert Nicolás Silbert ... Cámara Porno
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An aging, Argentine, Serge Gainsbourg wannabe struggles to deal with a career he can't seem to get on track, an affair he doesn't want and a crime he didn't mean to commit.

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Comedy | Drama | Music

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Total miss
4 December 2020 | by hof-4See all my reviews

The subject: Sergio Garcés (Diego Peretti), an aging porno actor is trying (mostly unsuccessfully) to find a place, however humble, in mainstream cinema. He shares initials with Serge Gainsbourg and counts among his accomplishments Spanish versions of Gainsbourg songs. His friends call him Francés, Frenchman. He has problems managing his anger; he had brushes with the law, has been sentenced to community service and is one short step away from doing time. A subject that has obvious possibilities in the hands of a competent scriptwriter.

Peretti is a capable and experienced actor with a flair for comedy which bodes well for the subject. Unfortunately, expectations are frustrated. The first part of the movie is devoid of wit (except perhaps for the first scene) and Peretti is wasted. So is Julianne Nicholson, saddled with a thankless role; her presence in Buenos Aires is never explained and she seems to be around just to lust for Sergio. But the worst is yet to come; midway through, the movie jumps awkwardly into the crime genre and all credibility is thrown overboard.

The final insult: Gainsbourg's songs are sappy enough, but their River Plate versions are much worse. The movie fails at all levels.


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Country:

Argentina | Lebanon | USA

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

19 September 2019 (Argentina) See more »

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$36,053
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