Beaumarchais L'Insolent

Beaumarchais L'Insolent

Director: Edouard Molinaro

Cast: Edouard Molinaro, Fabrice Luchini, Manuel Blanc, Jacques Weber

     
 

This sumptuous French drama offers episodes from the notorious life of 18th century socialite and playwright Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais. The story begins in the 1770s with a rehearsal of his "The Barber of Seville." Young friend of Voltaire, Philipp Gudin introduces himself to the great playwright and offers to become his personal secretary. He then becomes…  See more details below

Overview

This sumptuous French drama offers episodes from the notorious life of 18th century socialite and playwright Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais. The story begins in the 1770s with a rehearsal of his "The Barber of Seville." Young friend of Voltaire, Philipp Gudin introduces himself to the great playwright and offers to become his personal secretary. He then becomes the adventurous Beaumarchais' keeper as the author gets involved in a variety of situations including a duel with an angry husband, his battle with the corrupt French government and a serious long-term affair with Marie-Theres de Willer. It all comes to a climax when King Louis XV assigns the playwright a secret mission to London. There he must find and retrieve a damning document from transvestite aristocrat Chevalier D'Eon. Unfortunately, Beaumarchais gets tangled up with supporting American rebels and ends up tossed in jail. Louis XVI sees that he is finally released and then the writer becomes an arms smuggler for American revolutionaries. All of his activities bankrupt him and so Beaumarchais must return to writing plays.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/05/2013
UPC:
0824255008860
Original Release:
1996
Source:
Imports
Sales rank:
50,190

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Fabrice Luchini Pierre Caron de Beaumarchais
Manuel Blanc Gudin
Jacques Weber Duke of Chaulnes
Sandrine Kiberlain Marie-Therese
Jean-Claude Brialy Abbot
Maka Kotto Actor
Jay Benedict Actor
Dominic Gould Actor
Pierre Gerard Actor
Evelyne Bouix Actor
Isabelle Carré Actor
Etienne Draber Actor
André Oumansky Actor
Michel Serrault Louis XV
Jean Yanne Louis Goezman
Jean-François Balmer Sartine
Claire Nebout Chevalier d'Eon
Michel Piccoli Prince De Conti
Murray Head Lord Rochford
Martin Lamotte le Comte de la Blache
Florence Thomassin Marion Menard
Patrick Bouchitey Mssr. Lejay
Alain Chabat Actor
Michel Aumont Actor
Judith Godrèche Marie-Antoinette
Charles Aznavour Actor
Dominique Besnehard Louis XVI
Roland Blanche Actor
Guy Marchand Actor
François Morel Actor
Jeff Nuttall Benjamin Franklin
José Garcia Actor
John Armstrong English Officer
Violaine Barret Woman in Theatre
Jean-Marie Besset Desfontaines
Roger Brierley Printer
Alex Broutard Theatre Critic
Xavier Cantat Student in Theatre Square
Léon Clemence Commanding Officer
Luc Teyssier D'Orfeuil Guard Officer in Theatre
Jean-Philippe Daguerre Young Officer at Theatre
Jean-Claude de Goros Fanatic
Marie Delerm Marceline
Dominique Dheur Husband in Theatre
William Doherty Rochford's Majordomo
Niels Dubost Count Almaviva
Marc Dudicourt Bartholo
Richard Durden Smith
Séverine Ferrer Lison-Cherubin
Jean-Christophe Fleith Hunt Officer
Frédéric Foucault Man in Theatre Square
David Gabison Doublemain
Jean-Michel Geneste Tramp in Court
Marc Habib Chamberlain
Maurice Illouz Theatre Concierge
Axelle Laffont Mariette Lejay
Eloïse Laffont Child
Patrice Laffont Customs Officer
Sandrine Le Berre Young Conti Girl
Patrice Le Guet Franklin's Majordomo
Bruno Lochet French Gaoler
Pierre Lopez Young Man in Court
Robert Sandrey Old Assessor
Romain Sellier English Prisoner
Pascal Thomas Theatre Critic
Cécile Van Den Abeele Suzanne
Nicolas Vayssie Young Man in Theatre
Daniel Villattes Heckler at Theatre
Eric Wapler Hortales Porter
Jean Wassmer Court Official

Technical Credits
Edouard Molinaro Director,Screenwriter
Jean Claude Brisville Screenwriter
Dominique Brunner Executive Producer
Sylvie de Segonzac Costumes/Costume Designer
Michael Epp Cinematographer
Charles Gassot Producer
Robert Kechichian Asst. Director
Jean-Marc Kerdelhue Production Designer
Catherine Molinaro Asst. Director
Veronique Parnet Editor
Jean-Claude Petit Score Composer,Songwriter
Dominique Warnier Sound/Sound Designer

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