In the spirit of Shakespeare in Love and Ridicule comes the sumptuous and ribald new comedy from Laurent Tirard (I Do) about a mysteriously blank period in the life of great French satirist Jean-Baptiste Poquelin - aka MoliÃˆre. In 1644, MoliÃˆre (a brilliant Romain Duris) is an impetuous 22-year-old. He's an undeniably bad actor and is up to his eyes in debt. And then, after having been imprisoned by his impatient creditors, he disappears... his release, we discover, is funded by the wealthy Monsieur Jourdain. Brought into his chalet, Moliere is soon embroiled in a hotbed of romance, repartee, subterfuge and seduction. Supported with star turns by Fabrice Luchini, Laura Morante, Ludivine Sagnier and Fanny Valette, Moliere is a crowdpleasing treat.