Moliere (Moliere ou Le comedien malgre lui) Showtimes and Tickets
Release Date: 2007-07-27
Duration: 2hrs 00min
This bawdy French comedy is a re-imagination of the life and times of MoliÃ¨re, one of the great writers of his generation. We join the story when MoliÃ¨re is an impetuous 22 year-old, his theatre troupe is a failure, he is bankrupt and in prison because he can't pay his debts. It is mid-17th century Paris and MoliÃ¨re is a long way from realizing his legacy as the father and true master of comic satire. His release from prison, we discover, is funded by wealthy Monsieur Jourdain who grants MoliÃ¨re his freedom only in return for tutoring. Jourdain is a buffoon, and he enlists MoliÃ¨re to help him woo the affection of a French Countess with a series of love letters. At the same time, the young MoliÃ¨re is entwined in a secret love affair with Jourdain's wife, and if that's not complicated enough, he is also trying to stop Jourdain's daughter from eloping with her secret boyfriend.