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Fabrice Luchini
'Bicycling With Molière' spins a tale of friendship, rivalry
'Bicycling With Molière' spins a tale of friendship, rivalry

Don't look for a Hollywood remake of "Bicycling With Molière" any time soon. Not because a suitable title couldn't be found — "Skateboarding With Shakespeare," perhaps — but because this kind of charming, literate and sophisticated French film does not fit the spirit of the contemporary studio age. Written and directed by Philippe Le Guay, who did the similarly engaging "The Women on the 6th Floor," "Molière" is a polished, character-driven entertainment enlivened by flashes of droll humor. It deals lightly with topics like ego, friendship, rivalry and love, and it does so within the context of an exploration of...

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