Beaumarchais the Scoundrel (Beaumarchais, l'insolent) (1996)

Beaumarchais the Scoundrel (Beaumarchais, l'insolent) (1996)




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This biographical drama is an adaptation of Sacha Guitry's play about Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais (Fabrice Luchini), the 18th-century French playwright-adventurer who developed a reputation after numerous escapades and legendary romantic encounters.
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Maurice Illouz
as Theatre Concierge
Alain Chabat
as Le courtisan à Versailles
Eric Wapler
as Hortales Porter
Claire Nebout
as Chevalier d'Eon
Roger Brierley
as Printer
Pierre Gérard
as Comte de Provence
Jeff Nuttall
as Benjamin Franklin
Florence Thomassin
as Marion Menard
Bruno Lochet
as French Gaoler
Michel Aumont
as Baron de Breteuil
Judith Godrèche
as Marie-Antoinette
Niels Dubost
as Count Almaviva
William Doherty
as Rochford's Majordomo
Marc Habib
as Chamberlain
Frédéric Foucault
as Man in Theatre Square
Patrice Laffont
as Customs Officer
Pierre Lopez
as Young Man in Court
Daniel Villattes
as Heckler at Theatre
Patrice Le Guet
as Franklin's Majordomo
Violaine Barret
as Woman in Theatre
Robert Sandrey
as Old Assessor
Nicolas Vayssie
as Young Man in Theatre
Xavier Cantat
as Student in Theatre Square
Léon Clemence
as Commanding Officer
Jean-Philippe Daguerre
as Young Officer at Theatre
Dominique Dheur
as Husband in Theatre
Romain Sellier
as English Prisoner
Jean-Michel Geneste
as Tramp in Court
Jean Wassmer
as Court Official
Michel Piccoli
as Prince De Conti
Martin Lamotte
as le Comte de la Blache
David Gabison
as Doublemain
Alex Broutard
as Theatre Critic
Luc Teyssier D'Orfeuil
as Guard Officer in Theatre
Sandrine Kiberlain
as Marie-Therese
Marc Dudicourt
as Bartholo
Pascal Thomas
as Theatre Critic
Murray Head
as Lord Rochford
José Garcia
as Figaro
Sandrine Le Berre
as Young Conti Girl
Séverine Ferrer
as Lison-Cherubin
Jacques Weber
as Duke of Chaulnes
Jean Yanne
as Louis Goezman
Jean-Marie Besset
as Desfontaines
Fabrice Luchini
as Pierre Caron de Beaumarchais
Patrick Bouchitey
as Mssr. Lejay
Evelyne Bouix
as Madame Vigee Lebrun
John Armstrong
as English Officer
Marie Delerm
as Marceline
Jean-Christophe Fleith
as Hunt Officer
Michel Serrault
as Louis XV
Axelle Laffont
as Mariette Lejay
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Critic Reviews for Beaumarchais the Scoundrel (Beaumarchais, l'insolent)

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (1)

Here is a lavish and charming film about a decade in the life of the multi-talented eighteenth century playwright and political activist

Full Review… | March 1, 2002
Spirituality and Practice

A very witty, farcical comedy-drama that plays fast and loose with historical fact.

December 31, 1999
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Little more than a series of innocuous adventures that just happen to be inhabited by the same character.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Film Journal International

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July 26, 2005

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May 20, 2003
Palo Alto Weekly

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Full Review… | March 10, 2003
Austin Chronicle

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