• 2007
  • France
  • 2h
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Laurent Tirard
  • Written by: Laurent Tirard, Grégoire Vigneron
  • Cast: Romain Duris, Laura Morante, Ludivine Sagnier
  • Language: French
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A 'Shakespeare in Love'-style populist fantasy about a fictitious episode in the life of the great Molière. Duris as Molière and Morante as his lost love run through a clever but heavy-handed imagining of his circumstances and creative impetus. Though a passable costume romp, it's little more than a scribbled gloss on a great artist's brilliant career.

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2 Jul 20072 stars

Your familiarity with the work of France’s most celebrated playwright may well dictate how much enjoyment you can glean from Laurent Tirard’s populist fantasy about an unwritten (and untrue) episode in the life of the great Molière. Played by Romain…

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