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.

Serge Gainsbourg is the same person in cinema as in music – a gambler, a cynic, a blackmailer, an unshaven bozo with raspy voice. This film is not a melodrama, it’s a story of a father and daughter playing a melodrama with elements of grotesque and parody (there is an aging gay friend of Stan’s, elements of comical self-pity – oh, poor me, even my doggy died, I’ve nobody else left). But this is still a film built on the solid frame of Serge and Charlotte. And Charlotte is – yes – forever! A striking performance of two loving children – a teenage girl and an aging man. A must see and not only for Gainsbourg fans.