Cycling with Moliere

Genre:  Comedy
Running Time:  104 min.
Release Date: May 3, 2013
DVD: August 13, 2013

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Cast: Fabrice Luchini, Lambert Wilson, Maya Sansa, Laurie Bordesoules, Camille Japy, Annie Mercier, Ged Marlon


Gauthier Valence, an actor in his 50s, is popular thanks to his starring role on a television series. He wants to make his stage debut in "The Misanthrope" by Molière, in the role of Alceste. To play Alceste’s friend Philintea, he thinks of his old friend Serge Tanner. But the embittered actor abandoned the theater years ago and has been living on the Ile de Ré. In the pretext of looking for a property nearby, Gauthier travels there to submit his idea to his old friend. After initially turning the offer down, Serge agrees to spend a week in rehearsal, on the condition that he plays Alceste. Thrilled that his friend is accepting his proposal, Gauthier offers to alternate the coveted lead role with him.

Director: Philippe Le Guay
Studio: Métropole Films Distribution
Producer(s): Anne-Dominique Toussaint
Screenplay: Philippe Le Guay

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