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Beaumarchais the Scoundrel (1996)

Beaumarchais l'insolent (original title)
The life story of the titular Beaumarchais (Fabrice Luchini), playwright and adventurer, who gets himself into numerous different scrapes and romantic encounters in 18th Century France.

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The life story of the titular Beaumarchais (Fabrice Luchini), playwright and adventurer, who gets himself into numerous different scrapes and romantic encounters in 18th Century France. Written by Jonathan Broxton <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

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A most remarkable true story of love affairs, scandals and espionage.


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17 October 1997 (USA)  »

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Beaumarchais the Scoundrel  »

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FRF 95,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$27,216 (USA) (24 October 1997)

Gross:

$630,269 (USA) (12 December 1997)
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Trivia

Daniel Auteuil was first considered for the title role. See more »

Quotes

Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais: By "we", I mean France.
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Featured in Bouillon de culture: Beaumarchais (1996) See more »

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5 January 2003 | by (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

Maybe, you have to be French-speaking to really appreciate the movie but it is simply wonderful. All the wit of Beaumarchais through the words of Guitry: what can you ask for more. And Fabrice Luchini is simply wonderful. I am sure that Sacha Guitry would have appreciated seeing the movie made from his « inédit ». To been seen regularly or whenever you feel blue.


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