|Writer:||Edouard Molinaro and Jean-Claude Brisville|
|Director of Photography:||Michael Epp|
|Production Director:||Claude Parnet|
|New Yorker Films; NR; 100 minutes|
|Cast:||Fabrice Luchini, Manuel Blanc, Sandrine Kiberlain, Michel Serrault, Jacques Weber, Michel Piccoli, Jean-François Balmer, Florence Thomassin and Isabelle Carré|
|In French with English subtitles|
|Based on an unpublished work by Sacha Guitry|
Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais (Luchini) was a man of many talents. Not only was he a secret agent and a watchmaker, but he also wrote The Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figaro. Given such a fascinating subject and era (late 18th-century France), one would expect an extraordinary tale, instead we get another lavish period piece that's more fluff than substance.