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Who was Moliere? He is known everywhere as one of the world's greatest playwrights. But who was he? Born Jean-Baptiste Poquelin in 1622, the son of a prosperous tapestry maker. His mother ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Philippe Caubère ...
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La Forest - La servante
Frédéric Ladonne ...
Odile Cointepas ...
La mère de Molière
Jonathan Sutton ...
La Grange
Joséphine Derenne ...
Brigitte Catillon ...
Julien Maurel ...
L'ami de Molière
Philippe Cointepas ...
Un camarade de Jean-Baptiste
Armand Delcampe ...
Jean Poquelin, le père de Molière
Jean Dasté ...
Le grand-père de Molière
Mathieu Rongier ...
Un camarade de Jean-Baptiste
Alexandre Ferran ...
Un camarade de Jean-Baptiste
Jean-Claude Penchenat ...
Thomas Félix-Françoise ...
Un camarade de Jean-Baptiste
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Who was Moliere? He is known everywhere as one of the world's greatest playwrights. But who was he? Born Jean-Baptiste Poquelin in 1622, the son of a prosperous tapestry maker. His mother died when he was a boy. Growing up in the teeming streets of 17th century Paris, Jean Baptiste received a good Jesuit education and was fascinated by the street fairs and traveling carnivals that flourished in spite of the religious repression and hypocrisy of those cruel times. As a young man he joined the theatrical Bejart family to establish the Illustre-Theatre, which soon went bankrupt. The troupe reformed, found patronage, and went on the road for thirteen years, performing all over France. Poquelin developed his stagecraft adapting Commedia dell Arte plots to please brutalized peasants and cynical townspeople. He also married Madeline Bejart, the widowed daughter of the troupe's founder. Later he entered into a love affair with Mme Bejart's daughter, to the dismay of all. The troupe eventually... Written by John Christopher <johnpickman@excite.com> revised by John Chapot

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One of the most influential movies I have seen.
30 October 2003 | by (Birkerød, Denmark) – See all my reviews

I saw this wonderful movie around 10 times when I was just in the twenties. No doubt, this film has influenced me for the rest of my life. The sound in the voice of Moliere when he tells the child (whom he marries later): "Manche Douce", when he steals a chair from his father the tapestrymaster Poquelin, or when he learns to behave like a very old man on stage and of course the scene of his dying on the stairs forever running. Oh how I would love to be in this film just once more


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