Ariane Mnouchkine : Molière [VOD]


Molière ou la vie d’un honnête homme

With 120 actors, 600 participants, 1300 costumes, 220 sets and after two years of work, this film tells the fascinating story of Molière, and of his century, in four hours. How did this young boy, born in 1622 to an upholsterer and a loving mother that he was to loose too soon, become the prodigious actor, and univerally acclaimed author so well, and yet so little known? From his childhood to his death, we follow Molière and his travelling companions, in their joy, misery and glory throughout a savage yet refined XVIIth century France, sharing their first theatrical adventures, their successes and failures, their valiant struggles and moments of cowardice.

This familiar and spectacular saga where the devout clash with the libertine, and famished peasents with wigged courtesans, is about the life of an honest man who exhausts himself in an unceasing struggle to practice his art in a century filled with repression and violent hypocrisy


Molière [VOD]

A film by the Théâtre du Soleil
Written and directed by Ariane Mnouchkine

Sets Guy-Claude François

Image Bernard Zitzermann

With Philippe Caubère
Joséphine Derenne
Brigitte Catillon
Claude Merlin
Jean-Claude Bourbault
Françoise Jamet
Marie-Françoise Audollent
Louba Guertchikoff
Serge Coursan
Daïna Lavarenne
Lucia Bensasson
Nicole Félix
Rémy Charpentier
Norbert Journo
Clémence Massart
Jonathan Sutton
Armand Delcampe
Odile Cointepas
Jean Dasté
Jean-Claude Penchenat
Roger Planchon

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