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Don Juan (1998)

Don Juan (1998)

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Actor Jacques Weber made his directorial debut with this film adaptation of Don Juan written in 1665 by Moliere (1622-1673). In early 17th-century Spain, two women (Penelope Cruz, Ariadne Gil) believe Don Juan (Weber) when he promises marriage to both, but they soon are left to ponder his whereabouts. However, the brothers of Elvire (Emmanuelle Beart), also abandoned by Don Juan, are out for revenge. Musical interludes (a cappella chorales, guitar) are by Bruno Coulais. After Moliere faced clerical opposition to Tartuffe (1664), it was banned, and he then wrote Don Juan, also subjected to continual attacks. For more on Moliere and Don Juan, go to the summary of Frederick Wiseman's La Comedie Francaise ou L'amour Joue (1996).
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NR
Genre:
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama
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Cast

Michel Boujenah
as Sganarelle
Penelope Cruz
as Mathurine
Ariadna Gil
as Charlotte
Denis Lavant
as Pierrot
Jacques Weber
as Don Juan
Michel Lonsdale
as Don Luis
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Critic Reviews for Don Juan

All Critics (2)

For a while, you can buy that this Don Juan could conquer a few women, but he's far too dull to be the most notorious scoundrel of all time.

Full Review… | May 31, 2012
Combustible Celluloid

Weber is about as far from Don Juan as I can imagine, and he comes across as an overgrown, geriatric, hairy monster

July 16, 2005
Filmcritic.com

Audience Reviews for Don Juan

What was that? Ugly Don Juan getting old and losing his sex-appeal, and so he dies. Possibly the worst Don Juan tale imaginable.

Katie B
Katie B

don juan, what a lothario. this movie tries too hard at painting and justifying his lost amoral hypocritical soul. a bit too much monologue and too little charm. why on earth would those otherwise level-headed women even consider him?! what a disappointment.

Aaron Chuah
Aaron Chuah

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