Beaumarchais l’insolent / Beaumarchais the Scoundrel (1996) Édouard Molinaro, Fabrice Luchini, Sandrine Kiberlain, Manuel Blanc, Michel Aumont, Adventure, History, Romance

Beaumarchais the Scoundrel (1996)
The life story of the titular Beaumarchais (Fabrice Luchini), playwright and adventurer, who gets himself into numerous different scrapes and romantic encounters in 18th Century France.

Director: Édouard Molinaro
Writer: Sacha Guitry (inspired: Librement inspiré de l’oeuvre inédite de), Édouard Molinaro (scenario, adaptation and dialogue), Jean-Claude Brisville (scenario, adaptation and dialogue)
Actors: Fabrice Luchini, Sandrine Kiberlain, Manuel Blanc, Michel Aumont

Here is a lavish and charming film about a decade in the life of the multi-talented eighteenth century playwright and political activist. Under the guiding hand of director Edouard Molinaro, Fabrice Luchini gives a polished, witty, and mesmerizing performance as this French patron saint of freedom. Throughout his turbulent life, Pierre-Augustin Caron Beaumarchais swung back and forth between the pinnacles of success and the ignominy of imprisonment. His classic plays, The Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figaro, were politically critical of the ruling class and corruption in high places. They both landed him in jail. But the resilient Beaumarchais found a new avenue for his creativity as a secret agent in England. There he got involved with an American who persuaded him to run arms for the American colonies. Beaumarchais, The Scoundrel is a convincing parable about the intoxicating enchantments and the spiritual firepower of freedom.

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DVDRip | MKV | 694 x 428 | AVC @ 2000 Kbps | 96 min | 1.47 Gb
Audio: French AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Adventure, History, Romance | France

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