Serge Gainsbourg-Michel Colombier / Georges Lautner
Also included: Vidocq / how do you find my sister?
In the wake of the boxed-set film Serge Gainsbourg, this new Gainsbourg in opus the listen to the cinema! collection is the result of a discovery as exciting as it was providential: the unearthing of the full master-tapes of the Pasha. In 1968 this dry, shattering thriller from Georges Lautner consolidated the relationship between Jean Gabin and Serge Gainsbourg. For this "Gabin of revenge" (as the ads proclaimed), Gainsbourg and his accomplice Michel Colombier put together a historic Requiem pour un con (Requiem for a Jerk) with an exclusively rhythmical accompaniment which fitted perfectly into the rest of the score, with dancing the jerk, batacudas and other instrumental refrains from this famous Requiem. Rarely had an original score by Gainsbourg and Colombier come so close to trance. Its impact went beyond the screen even in introducing Pépé le Moko to the modern age. In addition, this set contains two other rare scores composed by the great Serge with Colombier before they tackled Le Pacha: the TV-series entitled Vidocq and the sparkling comedy "yé-yé" How do you find my sister?, where twists and Madisons enter the film like an intravenous drip. A vital album for all lovers of the long-lasting relationship between The Seventh Art and the man they called (affectionately) 'cabbage head'.
16-page booklet, 24 tracks, 63 minutes of music
Interview with Georges Lautner