|  Book Tickets: 25/07/1996
  |  97 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC


Beaumarchais was the author of comedy plays, arms dealer, spy, philanderer and staunch defender of human rights. A champion of the people who also had the ear of King Louis XV, he epitomised the contradictions and corruptions of pre-revolutionary France. Fabrine Luchini provides a multi-faceted portrait of this complex historical figure.