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Writers:
Molière (play)
Jacques Weber (writer)
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Release Date:
18 March 1998 (France) See more »
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Plot:
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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1 nomination See more »
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soporific ("sleep inducing") See more (6 total) »

Cast

  (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
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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
Bernard Chaumeil .... boom operator
Michel Filippi .... adr supervisor
Pierre Gamet .... sound
Gérard Hardy .... sound editor
Jacques Thomas-Gérard .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Stunts
Barbara Dupont .... assistant stunt coordinator
Hernan Ortiz .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Carlos Parra .... electrician
 
Music Department
Paul Lavergne .... soundtrack album producer
 
Other crew
Cecilia Maric .... production coordinator
Claudia Montero .... production assistant (uncredited)
 

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104 min
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8 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
soporific ("sleep inducing"), 15 March 2006
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

This was a terribly uninteresting film. In fact, I had to struggle with myself not to just turn it off. The story wasn't particularly compelling, the acting was only so-so and the choice of casting was strange, to say the least. At first, I was shocked to see that the part of Don Juan was played by a fat old guy with a bad hairdo. Later, I realized that was probably the type of dissipated character they wanted for the film. However, this confused me still for two reasons. First, women in the film still found him attractive (yuck) AND Don Juan's father, played by Michael Lonsdale, looked almost the same age as Don Juan. It just didn't make sense.

In addition, the movie sported some excellent actresses that had little, if any, chance to show off their talents. Emmanuelle Béart is a tremendous actress, but here she is just seen in bits and pieces. Penelope Cruz also appears in the film--very briefly. With both women you assume they will be integral parts of the film, but they are wasted. Instead, Don Juan mostly whines to his manservant and talks to a giant busts of a man he killed. Wow--some excitement.

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