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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.

  1. Ariane Mnouchkine


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  1. Philippe Caubère

    Philippe Caubère

    Jean-Baptiste Poquelin - dit Molière

  2. Marie-Françoise Audollent

    Marie-Françoise Audollent

    La Forest - La servante

  3. Jonathan Sutton

    La Grange

  4. Frédéric Ladonne

    Jean-Baptiste Poquelin - enfant

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  • August 30, 1978


Original Language French

Runtime 4h 20m

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