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A bawdy French comedy in the spirit of Shakespeare in Love and Ridicule, comes this re-imagination of the life and times of Moliere, one of the great writers of his generation. We join the story when Moliere 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-seventeenth century Paris and Moliere is a long way from realising his legacy as the father and true master of comic satire. His release from prison, we discover, is funded by wealthy Monsier Jourdain who gifts Moliere his freedom only in return for tutoring. Jourdain is a buffoon and he enlists Moliere to help him `woo the affection of a French Countess with a series of love letters. At the same time, the young Moliere 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. Moliere's experiences as a lover and a teacher help him mature from a young adult to a man whose work shall be recognised as one of the greatest dramatists ever born. Powered by the ingenuity of brilliant actor Romain Duris, Moliere is a fun-filled and spirited romp, wonderfully written and sharply observed.

2hrs long
PG Contains sexual references

Romain Duris
Laurent Tirard
Laura Morante
Fabrice Luchini