Beaumarchais: The Scoundrel
A portrait of the complex life of 18th century gadfly Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais, most noted for his plays "Barber of Seville" and "The Marriage of Figaro." Although a talented playwright, Beaumarchais's social activities were not confined to the stage, in fact he conspired with France's leaders in aiding rebels from the American colonies. Beaumarchais's controversial political involvement included: being sent by Louis XV on a secret mission to London, imprisonment in Britain, and even having a short-lived career as a gun-runner for the American Revolution.
Fabrice Luchini, Manuel Blanc, Sandrine Kiberlain, Michel Serrault, Jacques Weber, Michel Piccoli, Jean-Francois Balmer, Florence Thomassin, Isabelle Carré, Claire Nebout, Jean Yanne, Martin Lamotte, Jean-Claude Brialy, Dominique Besnehard, Axelle Laffont, Murray Head, Patrick Bouchitey, José Garcia, Francois Morel, Alain Chabat, Pierre Gerard, Judith Godrèche, Evelyne Bouix, Michel Aumont, Jean-Marc Besset, Roland Blanche, Jeff Nuttall