L'Avare (film)

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L'Avare (1980) poster.jpg
French theatrical release poster
Directed by Louis de Funès
Jean Girault
Produced by Christian Fechner
Bernard Artigues
Written by Louis de Funès
Jean Girault
Based on L'Avare
by Molière
Starring Louis de Funès
Music by Jean Bizet
Cinematography Edmond Richard
Edited by Michel Lewin
Distributed by A.M.L.F
Release date
  • 5 March 1980 (1980-03-05)
Running time
125 minutes
Country France
Language French
Box office $18.3 million [1]

L'Avare is a 1980 French comedy film written and directed by Louis de Funès and Jean Girault, and starring de Funès. The English title of the film is The Miser. It is an adaptation of Molière's famous comedy L'Avare (The Miser).

De Funès tried to draw out the unhappy side of the character. Harpagon, unloved by humanity, is driven to an obsessive love of money.[2]



The film is still unrated by Rotten Tomatoes.[3]


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