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Molière (play)
Jacques Weber (writer)
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18 March 1998 (France) See more »
Spain in the mid-seventeenth century. A series of bloody wars has ravaged the nation. Don Juan the nobleman and his valet... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Jacques Weber ... Don Juan
Michel Boujenah ... Sganarelle

Emmanuelle Béart ... Elvire

Penélope Cruz ... Mathurine

Ariadna Gil ... Charlotte

Denis Lavant ... Pierrot

Michael Lonsdale ... Don Luis
Jacques Frantz ... Don Alonse
Pierre Gérard ... Carlos
Arnaud Bedouët ... La Violette
Philippe Khorsand ... Monsieur Dimanche
Lucas Uranga ... Ragotin

Pedro Casablanc ... Lucas
Claudia Gravy ... Mère de Don Juan (as Claudia Gravi)
Xavier Thiam ... La Ramée
Pedro Miguel Martínez ... Gusman
Juan Ramón García ... Le Pauvre
Alicia Hermida ... Mère supérieure
Farid Fatmi ... Ouvrier statue
Nieves Bravo ... Grosse femme
António Gomez ... Jeune baroudeur
Rafael Nogueira ... Vieux baroudeur

Ricardo Cruz ... Cavalier de Don Alonse
Ignacio Carreño ... Cavalier de Don Alonse
Joaquín Olías ... Cavalier de Don Alonse (as Joaquin Olivas)
Patrice Cossoneau ... Cavalier de Don Alonse
Pascal Madura ... Cavalier de Don Alonse

Directed by
Jacques Weber 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Molière  play "Dom Juan ou le festin de pierre"
Jacques Weber  writer

Produced by
Gérard Jourd'hui .... producer
Original Music by
Bruno Coulais 
Cinematography by
José Luis Alcaine 
Film Editing by
Jacques Witta 
Production Design by
Claude Lenoir 
Costume Design by
Sylvie de Segonzac 
Makeup Department
Susana Sánchez .... makeup artist
Production Management
Jean-Yves Asselin .... production manager
Yousaf Bokhari .... unit production manager
Carmen Sánchez .... unit manager
Nuria Velasco .... second assistant production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Patrick Halpine .... first assistant director
Javier Petit .... second assistant director
Sound Department
Vincent Arnardi .... sound re-recording mixer
Éric Bonnard .... sound recordist
Bernard Chaumeil .... boom operator
Michel Filippi .... adr supervisor
Pierre Gamet .... sound
Gérard Hardy .... sound editor
Jacques Thomas-Gérard .... sound re-recording mixer
Barbara Dupont .... assistant stunt coordinator
Hernan Ortiz .... stunts
Juan Manuel Torres .... stunt performer (as Juan Manuel Gómez Torres)
Camera and Electrical Department
Carlos Parra .... electrician
Music Department
Paul Lavergne .... soundtrack album producer
Other crew
Joëlle Baland .... equestrian advisor
Cecilia Maric .... production coordinator
Claudia Montero .... production assistant (uncredited)

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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Le Festin De Pierre, 15 August 2008
Author: dbdumonteil

In France ,every Moliere lover remembers the sixties MTV version featuring Michel Piccoli's memorable performance .The "modern" ending which broke with Molière's "hullabaloo" did not satisfy everybody though.Jacques Weber's ending is even more disturbing: Don Juan's screams turn into a whisper ;ditto for Sganarelle's last monologue ("Mes Gages!Mes Gages" ) : Michel Boujenah is begging near a church and he too murmurs .

Don Juan 1998 has a very low rating which is,IMHO,totally irrelevant.Unlike most of Molière's best plays,this one was perfectly suited to a cinematographic treatment since the action takes place by the sea,in a forest ...Weber's screenplay follows the play with some differences: Don Juan and Sganarelle are accompanied by a servant (?)whose role is completely pointless;the scene when Don Juan asks a poor man to swear if he wants a coin is not included. Don Juan and Sganarelle travel across a desolate Spain, in a world in ruin but which has forgotten it's in ruin.Don Juan's privileged vice,hypocrisy,makes him a rebel in a society where the higher clergy and the nobles rule ,thus not a totally negative character.An atheist whose biggest belief is that two and two is four.

The statue of the Commendatore (reduced to a large head ,plus a big hand in the final scene) on a boat at night displays Fellini's influence,particularly (what a coincidence!) "Fellini-Casanova"

An user wrote that Emmanuelle Béart was wasted: the part of Elvira consists of two or three scenes anyway.Béart is beautiful but I found her diction unsatisfying :she speaks too quickly,swallowing her words.

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