Beaumarchais the Scoundrel (Beaumarchais, l'insolent)
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Beaumarchais the Scoundrel (Beaumarchais, l'insolent)
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." Young friend of Voltaire, Philipp Gudin introduces himself to the great playwright and offers to become his personal secretary. He then becomes the adventurous Beaumarchais' keeper as the author gets involved in a variety of situations including a duel with an angry husband, his battle with the corrupt French government and a serious long-term affair with… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 70%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Here is a lavish and charming film about a decade in the life of the multi-talented eighteenth century playwright and political activist"
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"A very witty, farcical comedy-drama that plays fast and loose with historical fact."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"Little more than a series of innocuous adventures that just happen to be inhabited by the same character."
‑ David Luty, Film Journal International
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