Beaumarchais the Scoundrel (1996)

  |  Adventure, Comedy, History


Beaumarchais the Scoundrel (1996) Poster

The life story of the titular Beaumarchais, playwright and adventurer, who gets himself into numerous different scrapes and romantic encounters in 18th Century France.


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14 November 2006 | lalize
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| Fabrice Luchini gives an excellent portrayal of Beaumarchais
Perhaps I am biased but I absolutely love the film partly because I think there is no other actor in the world that can portray Beaumarchais the way Luchini does.

The film is not meant to be completely biographical but it's enough to capture the essence of Beaumarchais. I don't think it is possible to make a film on the whole entire life of Beaumarchais, it would last a lifetime and would have been superficial. Capturing a slice of his life is hard enough but done very well in this film in a very light-hearted way.

Other types of attempts to tell the story of Beaumarchais would probably be plastic.

An excellent performance by Fabrice Luchini!

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