Watch now

Quantity:1
£10.53 + £1.26 shipping
In stock. Sold by Moref Designs
+ £1.26 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by Round3 UK
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Shipped next day from GA, United States. All products are inspected and playing quality guaranteed (excluding any digital content). Our friendly multilingual customer service team will be happy to resolve your queries.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • Moliere [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
      

Moliere [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]


Price: £10.53
Only 15 left in stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Moref Designs.
3 new from £6.99 2 used from £6.98

LOVEFiLM By Post

Rent Moliere on DVD from LOVEFiLM By Post
£10.53 Only 15 left in stock. Dispatched from and sold by Moref Designs.

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Frequently Bought Together

Moliere [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] + Cycling with Molière [DVD]
Price For Both: £16.28

These items are dispatched from and sold by different sellers.

Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Product details

  • Language: French
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000S1KX8A
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 446,842 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

44 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Al on 12 Sept. 2007
Format: DVD
This film starts beautifully with Moliere and his troupe arriving in Paris after years on the road trawling the provinces, ready to begin the phase of his life for which he will be remembered. What has brought him to this point and where does his burning drive come from?
The bulk of the film tells us just that, and a very imaginative and wonderfully realised journey it is, weaving incidents from the famous plays into the entertainingly convoluted plot. Laura Morante as the love interest and Moliere's muse is fabulous but some of the scenes are stagy (when they are not meant to be)and finally it's very sumptuousness distracts from what could have been a moving portrait of the artistic temperament.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Helen on 8 Aug. 2007
Format: DVD
Wonderful movie, brilliantly made and acted, especially Fabrice Lucchini who is a favourite of mine but everyone else is superb also.

My one hesitation is the use of a very long flashback. I wish they'd kept to straight chronological, but I imagine the flashback is more effective in France where unlike me they will recognise all the allusions to Moliere plays. I could guess that much or most (or all?) of the action was based on his plays but mostly not pick them out.

A very neat story, plenty of humour and some poignant moments too. A superior movie.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Robert Johns on 28 Mar. 2009
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
If the name of Moliere brings back unwanted memories of the classroom, forget them. His satirical social humour is timeless. There are as many laugh-aloud moments in this two hours as in an equivalent dose of the funniest of sitcoms. All human folly is mercilessly portrayed by a troupe of outstanding actors in this visually ravishing film which cleverly brings in personalities and situations taken from Moliere's comedies. And, thanks to the english sub-titles, watching it could not be bettered as a way of reviving your dormant knowledge of French. Go for it!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jon Chambers TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 13 Jan. 2010
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
At its best, French cinema ensures that for a couple of delicious hours or so we're allowed to leave grim reality behind and be transported to another world. In this case, we're with Molière in C17 France - a world of wit, regal splendour, cuckoldry, foppery, charm and intrigue. And any illusion that has so much to offer is willingly entered and disbelief willingly suspended.

Nearly everything about the film is deeply satisfying: sumptuous scenes, rich and vivid colours, well realised characters, a rounded plot (which leaves you with a feeling of completion) and even some social commentary: the aristocratic Dorante tells his son, 'In this house, one does not earn money, one marries it. Work,' he sneers contemptuously, 'how pathetic.' Dorante Junior seems prodigiously avant garde, however, preferring the idea of a life in trade to one of idle richness. He tells the assembled guests that opening a business in Spain, where labour costs are four times lower than France, might be worth considering. 'Why not in China?' his father asks mockingly but prophetically. (Maybe HE was the one with business acumen, after all.)

There are only a couple of times where things aren't quite so assured (like the theatre audience's reaction to the hero's on-stage buffoonery, which isn't nearly as side-splitting as we're led to believe). But too much carping about Molière would be, well, misanthropic.

This one is right up there with the very best historical-cultural dramas: alongside Stoppard's film of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and Amadeus, for example. It's the best subtitled film I've seen since Camilleri's Montalbano films hit our screens last winter.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Haz McMaz on 13 Dec. 2011
Format: DVD
I had to add my own review after reading so many reviews from people who seemed to expect this movie would give them a deep and historically accurate insight into the life of the French writer Moliere.
It doesn't. It's a fun, (mostly) lighthearted comedy set in the 17th century, with a fantastic lead actor in Romain Duris, who's charisma and genuine talent really lift this film to being great rather than just interesting.
I have a particular interest in this era of history anyway so the likelihood that this film would appeal to me was already quite high but I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed the film.
The beginning and end of the movie, which are set in different time periods in Moliere's life than the rest of the film, do tip slightly too far into the melodramatic and clash with the overall tone of the rest of the film, but that is about the only negative I think is worth mentioning.
Shakespeare In Love is an easy comparison, so if you enjoyed that, and in general enjoy a good rom com, I can't imagine you not liking this film.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
24 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Varese on 27 Oct. 2007
Format: DVD
Well, this movie is not so bad after all. It is well filmed, it has everything you expect from a french movie portraying the "grand siècle": excellent actors, good costumes, well-chosen sceneries but... the story is rather awful. Im am not even getting into historical accuracy since it is not what you should expect from this kind of cinema. It's just that it seems like a french remake of John Madden's "Shakespeare in love". The same kind of humour, the occasional references to the writer's work and a damned serious touch in the end - it is exactly the same thing. It is not so bad, but it bears a feeling of déjà-vu...
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback