Exceptional destinies

An episode from the series SECRETS OF HISTORY - PORTRAITS

Format: HD
Duration: 60 ’
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Available version: French
Rights: All Rights | Worldwide except France


For over 350 years, Molière has been one the most famous author in the world, to the point where French is referred to as "Molière's language".

The young Jean-Baptiste Pocquelin, known as Molière, could have taken over his father's fabric business and make a fortune in the century of Louis XIV. Against all odds, he chose theater, love and freedom. Thanks to him, the comedy became a recognized genre.

But who really knows Molière, the actor, the confidant of Louis XIV, the lover and the most joyful incarnation of the Great Century?