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
Fabrice Luchini gives an excellent portrayal of Beaumarchais
Perhaps I am biased but I absolutely love the film partly because I think there is no other actor in the world that can portray Beaumarchais the way Luchini does.
The film is not meant to be completely biographical but it's enough to capture the essence of Beaumarchais. I don't think it is possible to make a film on the whole entire life of Beaumarchais, it would last a lifetime and would have been superficial. Capturing a slice of his life is hard enough but done very well in this film in a very light-hearted way.
Other types of attempts to tell the story of Beaumarchais would probably be plastic.
An excellent performance by Fabrice Luchini!
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