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by Laurent Tirard


In 1658 the writer and actor Moliere is back in Paris after touring the kingdom of France with the troupe of his players. One day, a young lady asks him to follow her to the deathbed of her mother... Thirteen years earlier, Moliere already runs a troupe but goes broke and is thrown to prison. Fortunately for the hero his debt is covered by Monsieur Jourdain, a rich man who wants him to help him rehearse a one-act play he has written with a view of seducing a beautiful young widow, Celimene. As Jourdain is married to Elmire, and is the "respectable" father of two daughters his plan must remain secret so Moliere is introduced into the house as a priest … called Tartuffe.

international title: Molière
original title: Molière
country: France
sales agent: Wild Bunch
year: 2007
genre: fiction
directed by: Laurent Tirard
film run: 120'
release date: BE 13/01/2007, FR 31/01/2007, IT 06/04/2007, UK 13/06/2007, ES 16/11/2007
screenplay: Laurent Tirard, Grégoire Vigneron
cast: Romain Duris, Fabrice Luchini, Laura Morante, Édouard Baer, Ludivine Sagnier, Fanny Valette
cinematography by: Gilles Henry
film editing: Valérie Deseine
art director: Françoise Dupertuis
costumes designer: Pierre-Jean Larroque, Gilles Bodu-Lemoine
producer: Olivier Delbosc, Marc Missonnier
production: Fidélité Films, France 3 Cinéma
distributor: Wild Bunch, BIM (IT)


main awards/selection

Moscow International Film Festival 2007 Best Actor (Fabrice Luchini)
Audience Award

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