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Beaumarchais

Director:Edouard Molinaro
Writer:Edouard Molinaro and Jean-Claude Brisville
Director of Photography:Michael Epp
Editor:Veronique Parnet
Music:Jean-Claude Petit
Production Director:Claude Parnet
Producer:Charles Gassot
New Yorker Films; NR; 100 minutes
Release:
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Based on an unpublished work by Sacha Guitry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.


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