MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 10,465 this week

The Miser (1980)
"L'avare" (original title)

 |  Comedy  |  5 March 1980 (France)
6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 2,381 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 5 critic

Based on Molière's play. The children of Harpagon, Cléante and his sister Elise, are each in love but they still haven't spoken to their father yet. Harpagon is a miser who wants to choose ... See full summary »

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 38 titles
created 13 Nov 2011
 
a list of 48 titles
created 18 Jul 2012
 
a list of 29 titles
created 20 Aug 2012
 
a list of 49 titles
created 10 Dec 2012
 
a list of 29 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Miser" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Miser (1980)

The Miser (1980) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Miser.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Carom Shots (1963)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Marcel Bluwal
Stars: Louis de Funès, Jean-Claude Brialy, Michel Serrault
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Jockey Jack has a bill open with a gangster just released from jail. He somehow manages to parry the gangster's knife attack backstage at a theatre and the latter ends up dead being put ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Lautner
Stars: Michel Serrault, Maurice Biraud, Louis de Funès
L'avare (TV Movie 1974)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: René Lucot
Stars: Michel Aumont, Simon Eine, Francis Huster
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Directors: Philippe de Broca, Jean Girault, and 1 more credit »
Stars: France Anglade, Francis Blanche, Blanchette Brunoy
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In a small French village, everything would be quiet if the local wildlife cop was not being ridiculed by a smart poacher.

Director: Yves Robert
Stars: Louis de Funès, Noëlle Adam, Frédéric Duvallès
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Pierre Gaspard-Huit
Stars: Jean Marais, Geneviève Grad, Gérard Barray
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Maurice Delbez
Stars: Louis de Funès, Pierre Dudan, Marthe Mercadier
Comedy | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Don Salluste, a petty tyrant in his own home and minister of the King of Spain, falls from grace. Wanting revenge, he tries to compromize the Queen with his valet Blaze, introduced as his ... See full summary »

Director: Gérard Oury
Stars: Louis de Funès, Yves Montand, Alice Sapritch
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The gendarme Cruchot meets the widow Josepha. They quickly fall in love but Cruchot's daughter doesn't like Josepha and is determined to prevent the wedding by all means necessary.

Director: Jean Girault
Stars: Louis de Funès, Jean Lefebvre, Geneviève Grad
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The whole clique of Cruchot's police station is retired. Now he lives with his rich wife in her castle - and is bored almost to death. He fights with the butler, because he isn't even ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Girault
Stars: Louis de Funès, Jean Lefebvre, Guy Grosso
The Discord (1978)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Guillaume has made it: A machine that can clean dirty air by simply sucking all dirt into air balloons and then shipping them far far away so his explanation. Some Japanese business guys, ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Zidi
Stars: Louis de Funès, Annie Girardot, Maurice Risch
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Jean Girault
Stars: Louis de Funès, Michel Galabru, Christian Marin
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Franck Cabot-David ...
Cléante (as Frank David)
Hervé Bellon ...
Georges Audoubert ...
Anselme
Guy Grosso ...
Brindavoine
Michel Modo ...
La merluche
Henri Génès ...
Le commissaire
Max Montavon ...
Maître Simon
Micheline Bourday ...
Dame Claude
Madeleine Barbulée ...
La mère de Marianne
Anne Caudry ...
Marianne
Claire Dupray ...
Elise
Claude Gensac ...
Bernard Menez ...
La Flèche
Michel Galabru ...
Maître Jacques
Edit

Storyline

Based on Molière's play. The children of Harpagon, Cléante and his sister Elise, are each in love but they still haven't spoken to their father yet. Harpagon is a miser who wants to choose the right man and the right woman for his children. When Cléante, at last, tries to speak to Harpagon, the old man informs the family that he wants to marry Marianne, the young girl loved by Cléante. Unaware of his son's sorrow, Harpagon doesn't understand why Cléante has become so angry with him.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 March 1980 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Grandiose Delusions  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In the scene with Harpagon and Master Jacques, the horses in the background were drawn by Albert Uderzo, the creator of 'Asterix'. See more »

Connections

Version of L'avaro (1990) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Louis de Funès shines in this adaptation of Molière's play.
19 August 2000 | by (Québec) – See all my reviews

L'avare is not my all-time favorite play but it is worth seeing, since Harpagon is a truly memorable character. And in this version Harpagon is played by the extremely funny Louis de Funès, which, as usual, shines. The original script has not been touched, so it may be hard for some to get into the movie, and since the sets are minimal, a little imagination is required. But if you get into it, you'll have fun. The cast is good, but the play is centered around Harpagon and Louis de Funès is absolutely perfect for that role. This is a comedy as in comedy at the time of Molière. At this time, a comedy was a play thats IS NOT a tragedy, meaning it does not have a sad ending, so don't expect a laugh-out-loud comedy. One thing that I don't like about this play/movie is the end. But this movie is still worth your time, even if it is just to introduce you to Molière.

75%


12 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Miser (1980) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?