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Actors: Fabrice Luchini, Manuel Blanc, Sandrine Kiberlain, Michel Aumont, Judith Godrèche, Jean-François Balmer, Jean-Claude Brialy, Florence Thomassin, Miche

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BEAUMARCHAIS, THE SCOUNDREL (Beaumarchais, l'insolent) is a movie directed by the French director Edouard Molinaro in 1996.
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This biopic describes 12 years (1772-1784) of the incredible life of Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais, above all known as the author of such stage plays as "The Barber of Seville" or "The Marriage of Figaro". But Beaumarchais was also sent in England by Louis the XVth as a spy and ran guns and cannons to the American revolutionaries. His plays were so bold for that time that he spent months, on several occasions, in the French prisons. The themes and the ideas treated in his writings were undoubtedly an inspiration for all the great figures of the French revolution.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1600 to 1899 Polit/Social/Race/Gender activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   left-wing-but-not-quite-communist activism! Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   writer

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK    -   France City?    -   Yes City:    -   Paris Misc setting    -   theater

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   None Is this movie based on a    -   play

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