This essential piece of cinema for romantics everywhere follows the fictionalized footsteps of what may have inspired one of France’s literary great, Moliere, to pen his infamous masterpiece ‘Tartuffe’. Rotting away in prison and in a mountain of debt, Moliere’s only hope of freedom is to help the buffoonish Mr Jourdain seduce a beautiful young widow behind his wife’s back. Disguised as a priest, he moves in with the Jourdain family to begin a calamitous, hilarious and ultimately romantic set of adventures.
Someone in France saw "Shakespeare in Love" and decided to do something similar about their national playwright, Moliere. Entertaining enough but I expect it would have been more interesting if I had more than a long forgotten French A level standard acquaintance with the works of Moliere