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Le Libertin (2001)

Le Libertin





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Gabriel Aghion directs this bawdy period romp about a day in the life of 18th century philosopher and sensualist Denis Diderot (Vincent Perez), who produced the first ever encyclopedia while living a life of delicious decadence. Though the Church immediately banned Diderot's opus, which they deemed to be a compendium of forbidden knowledge, copies continued to circulate. Diderot, along with his wife (Francoise Lepine) and daughter, are staying in the country estate of the Baron and Baroness d'Holbach -- who put a pair of illegal printing presses and a legion of typesetters in a chamber beneath the family altar. At the same time that the Church sends a grumpy Cardinal (Michel Serrault) to ferret out the clandestine press, comely Madame Therbouche (Fanny Ardant) shows up to paint Diderot's portrait. While Diderot occupies himself with his artist friend, the Baroness keeps the Cardinal occupied with her laundry list of sordid confessions. Naughty fun soon ensues.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt
In Theaters:
Bel Ombre Films


Vincent Perez
as Denis Diderot
Fanny Ardant
as Madame Therbouche
Michel Serrault
as The Cardinal
Josiane Balasko
as Baroness d'Holbach
Arielle Dombasle
as Madame de Terfeuil
Françoise Lépine
as Madame Diderot
Audrey Tautou
as Julie d'Holbach
Christian Charmettan...
as Chevalierde Terfueil
Vahina Giocante
as Angelique Diderot
Francois Lalande
as Baron d'Holbach
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Empire Magazine

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This is London

Full Review… | December 30, 2003
Daily Mail [UK]

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