Molière (1978 film)

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Directed by Ariane Mnouchkine
Produced by Claude Lelouch
Written by Ariane Mnouchkine
Starring Philippe Caubère
Music by René Clemencic
Cinematography Bernard Zitzermann
Edited by Françoise Javet
Georges Klotz
Release date
  • 30 August 1978 (1978-08-30)
Running time
260 minutes
Country France
Language French
Box office $11.6 million[1]

Molière is a 1978 French drama film directed by Ariane Mnouchkine. It was entered into the 1978 Cannes Film Festival.[2]


Jean-Baptiste Poquelin is raised by his father and his grandfather because his mother dies when he's still very little. He works as a handyman, studies the law at a university and travels the country as an actor before he becomes the celebrated playwright Molière who impresses firstly the Duke of Orleans and then even King Louis XIV.



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