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Molière ()


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Imprisoned for debt, playwright Molière is rescued by an aristocrat who needs his help in order to seduce a young marquise.

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Jean-Baptiste Poquelin
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M. Jourdain
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Elmire Jourdain
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Dorante
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Célimène
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Henriette Jourdain
Gonzague Montuel ...
Valère
Gilian Petrovski ...
Thomas
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Madeleine Béjart
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Catherine de Brie
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Marquise du Parc
Luc Tremblais ...
Gros-René
Nicolas Vaude ...
Monsieur
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Bonnefoy
Isabelle Caubère ...
Toinette
Mélanie Dos Santos ...
Louison - 8 ans
Pierre Laplace ...
Cyrano
Wilfred Benaïche ...
Jean Poquelin
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Louis Béjart - 14 ans
Jean-Michel Lahmi ...
Pinel
Marie Gili-Pierre ...
Geneviève
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Maître de danse
Francis Van Litsenborgh ...
Notaire Dorante (as Francis Van Listenborgh)
Yves Robin ...
Huissier Delbosc
François Toumarkine ...
Huissier Missonnier
Isabelle Vitari ...
Précieuse 1
Aurélie Saada ...
Précieuse 2 (as Mayane)
Vanessa Pivain ...
Précieuse 3
Nicolas Guillot ...
Laquais Jourdain
David Capelle ...
Domestique Jourdain 1
Frédéric Longbois ...
Domestique Jourdain 2
Florence d'Azémar ...
Servante Célimène
Stéphane Foenkinos ...
Valet Célimène
Antoine Blanquefort ...
Marquis
Caroline Gillain ...
Louison Jourdain - 21 ans
Daphné de Quatrebarbes ...
Dorine (as Daphné de Quatre Barbes)
Ivan Cori ...
Le jeune acteur
Clio Baran ...
La jeune actrice
Jean-Claude Jay ...
Charles Dufresne
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Patrice Camboni ...
Maître d'Armes
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Valet Jourdain
Éric Berger ...
Maître de peinture (uncredited)
Julien Etienne ...
Precieux (uncredited)

Directed by

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Laurent Tirard

Written by

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Laurent Tirard ... (scenario)
 
Grégoire Vigneron ... (scenario)

Produced by

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Christine De Jekel ... executive producer
Olivier Delbosc ... producer
Marc Missonnier ... producer

Music by

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Frédéric Talgorn

Cinematography by

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Gilles Henry

Film Editing by

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Valérie Deseine
Gilles Granier ... (dailies color grader)

Editorial Department

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Jerome Brechet ... dailies color grader
Richard Deusy ... colorist
Christian Dutac ... color timer: LTC

Casting By

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Stéphane Foenkinos

Production Design by

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Françoise Dupertuis

Set Decoration by

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Véronique Melery

Costume Design by

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Pierre-Jean Larroque

Makeup Department

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Maya Benamer ... makeup artist
Jean-Pierre Berroyer ... key hair stylist
Amélie Bouilly ... makeup artist
Anne Caramagnol ... makeup artist
Michèle Constantinides ... key makeup artist
Bénédicte De Lataillade ... makeup artist
Florence Dupuis ... additional makeup artist
Catherine Gomez-Fernandez ... hair stylist
Benoît Lestang ... special makeup effects artist
Anne Moralis ... wig maker
Frédérique Ney ... key makeup artist
Vesna Peborde ... makeup artist
Cécile Pellerin ... key makeup artist
Aurélie Rameau ... additional makeup artist
Fabie Roger-Clech ... makeup artist (as Fabie Roger)

Production Management

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Susana Antunes ... post-production supervisor
Julian Brehier ... assistant production manager (as Julien Brehier)
Mathieu Gayet ... assistant unit manager
Clotilde Martin ... assistant unit manager
Laurent Sivot ... production manager
Antoine Théron ... unit manager
Charles Zemer ... location manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Alan Corno ... first assistant director
Geoffroy Koeberle ... co-trainee assistant director / dga trainee
Lucas Loubaresse ... third assistant director

Art Department

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Lilith Bekmezian ... assistant art director
Jean-Roch Bonnin ... property master
Thierry Brahiti ... prop buyer
Théophile de Montalivet ... carpenter
Corinne Fulconis ... painter
Véronique Pouzou ... dresser
Martin Tronquart ... assistant property master
Virginie Verdeaux ... assistant art director

Sound Department

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Emmanuel Angrand ... dialogue editor
Christophe Burdet ... assistant to foley artist
Colette Constantini ... sound editor
Edouard d'Heucqueville ... sound mix technician
Eric Devulder ... sound
Marion Escriva ... assistant sound
François Fayard ... sound editor
Thomas Gauder ... sound mixer
Denis Jaillet-Marsigny ... sound effects editor
Alexis Jung ... foley editor
Damien Lazzerini ... re-recording mixer
Arthur Le Roux ... boom operator
Albert Roca ... dubbing editor

Visual Effects by

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Chrystèle Barbarat ... visual effects executive producer
Loïc Caer ... visual effects
Sarah Cauchois ... visual effects coordinator
Dan Charbit ... digital compositor
Cédric Fayolle ... visual effects supervisor
Fabrice Fernandez ... digital compositor
David François ... visual effects coordinator
Pascal Giroux ... visual effects producer
Geoffroy Givry ... compositor
Ludovic Iochem ... matte painter
Sabine Lineres ... digital compositor
Benoit Munoz ... digital compositor
Hugues Namur ... visual effects
Benjamin Pelletreau ... digital artist
Marion Roger ... senior digital compositor
Julien Rousseau ... digital compositor
Vincent Venchiarutti ... digital compositor
Salvador Zalvidea ... digital compositor

Stunts

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Corinne Branche ... stunt coordinator: horse stunt
Georges Branche ... stunt rider
Rémi Canaple ... assistant stunt coordinator / stunts wire effects / stunts
Alexandre Cauderlier ... stunt double: Romain Duris
Patrick Cauderlier ... stunt coordinator / stunts
Gaëlle Cohen ... stunts
Yan Dron ... stunts
Yves Girard ... stunt rider
Gabriel Mercier ... stunt double
Yoni Roch ... assistant stunt coordinator
Sebastien Soudais ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Loïc Andrieu ... Steadicam operator
Kamel Belaïd ... electrician
Matilde Blancke ... assistant camera
Mathieu Caudroy ... steadicam operator
Jean-Marc Duez ... grip
Benoît Feller ... second assistant camera
Renaud Fidon ... grip
Bertrand Follet ... first assistant camera: second unit
David le Mevel ... electrician
Jean-Marie Leroy ... still photographer
Alexandra Massetti ... electrician
Pierre Michaud ... gaffer
Samuel Renollet ... assistant camera
Valerio Villalba ... first assistant camera

Casting Department

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Pascale Paddy ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Guillaume Attwood ... costumer
Gilles Bodu-Lemoine ... costume supervisor
Pui Laï Huam ... costume supervisor
Christophe Vialaret ... location manager costume/dresser

Location Management

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Christophe Chauveau ... key location scout
Romain Courtine ... assistant location manager
Charles Zemer ... location manager

Music Department

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Christian Daumas ... singing coach
Edouard Dubois ... music consultant
Roger Linley ... musician: double bass
Steve Price ... music recording engineer
Elizabeth Purnell ... orchestrator
Frédéric Talgorn ... conductor / orchestrator

Other crew

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Karine Arlot ... monitor technician
Virginie Berrachi ... assistant unit manager
Myriam Bruguière ... press attache
Laurent Caron ... assistant chef
Thierry Chapat ... production accountant
Gilles Coutal ... chef
Corinne Devaux ... choreographer
Valérie Dompnier ... production assistant
Mathieu Gayet ... assistant unit manager
Olivier Guigues ... press attache
Amélia Guyader ... marketing manager
Arnaud Plé ... assistant administrator
Jessica Sicouri ... production assistant
Patricia Sterlin ... acting coach
Isabelle Thévenet ... script supervisor (as Isabelle Perrin-Thévenet)
Pascal Vallart ... production accountant

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

In 1657, playwright/actor Molière, having been given a theater in the capital by the King, is back in Paris after touring the kingdom of France with his company of players. One day, a young lady asks him to follow her to the deathbed of her mother... Thirteen years earlier, Molière already runs a troupe but goes broke and is thrown to prison. Fortunately (?) his debt is covered by Monsieur Jourdain, a rich man who wants him to help him rehearse a one-act play he has written with a view to seducing a beautiful bright young widow, Célimène. As Jourdain is married to Elmire, and is the "respectable" father of two daughters his design must remain secret so Molière is introduced into the house as Tartuffe, an austere priest... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Also Known As
  • Die Liebesabenteuer des Herrn Molière (Germany)
  • Las aventuras amorosas del joven Molière (Spain)
  • As Aventuras de Molière (Brazil)
  • Молиер (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Le avventure galanti del giovane Molière (Italy)
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Runtime
  • 120 min
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Budget EUR16,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The plot of "Moliere" was actually loosely based on two of his plays, 'Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme' and 'Tartuffe'. See more »
Movie Connections References Molière (1978). See more »
Soundtracks Ah, Madame, Je vous aime! See more »
Quotes Elmire Jourdain: [to Molière/Poquelin] Mr. Tartuffe, I understood long ago that men of the Church are for the most part mere actors, who endlessly repeat the same lines, with more or less conviction.
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