Beaumarchais the Scoundrel (Beaumarchais, l'insolent)
Beaumarchais the Scoundrel (Beaumarchais, l'insolent) (1996)

This sumptuous French drama offers episodes from the notorious life of 18th century socialite and playwright Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais. The story begins in the 1770s with a rehearsal of his "The Barber of Seville."… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 15, 1998
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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Here is a lavish and charming film about a decade in the life of the multi-talented eighteenth century playwright and political activist

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Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

A very witty, farcical comedy-drama that plays fast and loose with historical fact.

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David Luty
Film Journal International

Little more than a series of innocuous adventures that just happen to be inhabited by the same character.

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