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Beaumarchais the Scoundrel (1996)

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

Director:

Édouard Molinaro

Writers:

Sacha Guitry (inspired: Librement inspiré de l'oeuvre inédite de), Édouard Molinaro (scenario, adaptation and dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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Fabrice Luchini ... Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais
Sandrine Kiberlain ... Marie-Thérèse
Manuel Blanc ... Gudin
Michel Aumont ... Baron de Breteuil
Jean-François Balmer ... Sartine
Jean-Claude Brialy ... Abbot
Patrick Bouchitey ... Monsieur Lejay
Evelyne Bouix Evelyne Bouix ... Madame Vigee Lebrun
Isabelle Carré ... Rosine
José Garcia ... Figaro
Alain Chabat ... Le courtisan à Versailles
Pierre Gérard Pierre Gérard ... Comte de Provence
Judith Godrèche ... Marie-Antoinette (as Judith Godreche)
Murray Head ... Lord Rochford
Axelle Laffont Axelle Laffont ... Mariette Lejay
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Storyline

The true life story of Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais, the son of a clockmaker, who writes "The Barber of Seville", works as a secret agent for the French king, runs guns to the American revolutionaries, and along the way finds himself on a collision course with the Chevalier d'Eon, France's notorious cross-dressing superspy. Written by Nichol

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


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Édouard Molinaro's last theatrical feature. See more »

Quotes

Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais: By "we", I mean France.
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Extraordinaire
5 January 2003 | by archaguySee 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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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

17 October 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

FRF95,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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