I think I fell in love with the chain-smoking rogue a little. What is it with me and louche, fanny rats? I am doomed in life, I think, to always fall for the most unsuitable and unreliable. I need to re-program my brain to find myself a nice, corduroy-wearing, liberal democrat vicar called Malcolm.
Anyway, my favourite line in the whole film? Well, at the end of his life, when Gainsbourg was a little shambolic, booze-addled and dishevelled (but no less endearing), he approaches a girl young enough to be his daughter. The line that charms her into bed?
"I have to say, horizontally at least, I have never had any complaints."
Check out the trailer for Gainsbourg here.