Beaumarchais the Scoundrel Movie Review 1996

Information and Film Reviews for Beaumarchais the Scoundrel the Movie

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Adapted from an unpublished play by Sacha Guitry. Beautifully filmed romp of the social-climbing and political-spying gadfly Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais. Molinaro has simplified the fantastic life of the 18th-century dramatist, courtier, and watchmaker to Louis XV (and author of the comic masterpieces "The Barber of Seville" and "The Marriage of Figaro") but the result is still dizzying. French with subtitles.


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Available on VHS
Running time 100 minutes.
Originally from French.

Cast and Crew

Period Piece: 18th Century, Paris, Royalty, French, Spies & Espionage, Behind the Scenes, This Is Your Life, Men in Prison
Edouard Molinaro, Jean-Claude Brisville
Fabrice Luchini, Jacques Weber, Michel Piccoli, Claire Nebout, Jean-Francois Balmer, Florence Thomassin, Michel Serrault, Dominique Besnehard, Jean-Claude Brialy, Murray Head, Jeff Nuttal, Jean Yanne, Manuel Blanc, Sandrine Kiberlain, Axelle Laffont
Michael Epp
Edouard Molinaro
Jean-Claude Petit

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