Molière Poster

Release Date: 2007

DVD Release Date: November 20th, 2007

PG-13|2 hr 0 min

Plot Summary
In 17th-century France, playwright and actor Molière (Romain Duris) has his debts paid off by Monsieur Jourdain (Fabrice Luchini), freeing him from debtors prison. In return, Jourdain asks for acting lessons so he can win the heart of the beautiful widow Célimène (Ludivine Sagnier) by performing a short play for her. Presented to Jourdain's family as the priest Tartuffe, Molière begins to fall in love with Monsieur Jourdain's disregarded wife, Elmire (Laura Morante).

Cast: Romain Duris, Fabrice Luchini, Laura Morante, Édouard Baer, Ludivine Sagnier, Fanny Valette, Mélanie Dos Santos, Sophie-Charlotte Husson

Director: Laurent Tirard

Genres: Comedy drama, Historical drama

Production Co: Fidélité Productions

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Though it might be Moliere for Dummies, it's infinitely more fun than French director Ariane Mnouchkine's tedious 1978 film portrait, a Moliere for Smarties that ran four hours plus and, like Tirard's movie, explored the comedy of tragedy. show more

  • Witty, enjoyable costume drama imagines formative episode in life of French comedy giant. show more

  • The actors elevate what might have been fluff into a genuinely moving tale, and the action is so much fun that it doesn't even matter if you've seen Molière's plays before. show more

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