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L’inconnu de Shandigor – J-L. Roy (1967), with Serge Gainsbourg (Cinémathèque suisse)

Running time: 1 hour 51 minutes

Screening of Jean-Louis Roy’s film L’Inconnu de Shandigor (1967), with an introduction by the Cinémathèque suisse, which helped with the digital restoration.

The scientist Herbert von Krantz has developed a revolutionary invention – and the object of all covetousness – that can be used to defuse nuclear weapons. Serge Gainsbourg plays the role of the head of the bald spies and sings the previously unreleased song ‘Bye bye Mister Spy’. A retro-futuristic tribute to spy films, starring Daniel Emilfork and Howard Vernon.

A screening produced in collaboration with Maison Gainsbourg.

After more than 32 years of waiting, the Maison Gainsbourg has established itself as a key cultural venue in Paris, dedicated to the transmission of Serge Gainsbourg’s work, as soon as it opens in September 2023. Conceived and led by his daughter Charlotte, this project offers a plunge into the heart of the artist’s creative and personal universe.

The Maison Gainsbourg offers a visitor experience at two sites on rue de Verneuil in Paris (7th arrondissement):

  • 5 bis: the historic house in which Serge Gainsbourg lived for 22 years, a legendary interior preserved intact since his death in 1991.
  • Opposite, at number 14: a museum retracing the life and career of the artist, a bookshop and the Gainsbarre, a café and piano bar, to extend the visit.
Sunday – 14 July
Le Cinéma
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L’INCONNU DE SHANDIGOR – J-L. Roy (1967), with SERGE GAINSBOURG (Cinémathèque suisse)




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