Le LIBERTIN (2000)

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Comedy. The story takes place on one particular day in the life of 18th century philosopher Denis Diderot, a dedicated hedonist who also somehow found the time to compile the first encyclopaedia. Once the book was published, it was declared illegal by the government, although copies continued to circulate. On the day in question, Diderot and his family are staying at the country estate of a baron, along with the baroness' cousin. In the chapel cellar concealed printing presses are hard at work. A cardinal arrives hoping to uncover them; at the same time, Madame Therbouche arrives to paint Diderot's portrait. While Diderot keeps changing his mind about his encyclopaedia entry on morals and irritating the typesetters in doing so, the baroness does her best to keep the cardinal's mind occupied by her own bawdy confessions.

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