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Actor Jacques Weber made his directorial debut with this film adaptation of Molieres 1665 play Don Juan. In early 17th-century Spain, the nobleman Don Juan (Weber) and his valet are on the run from two brothers out to seek revenge for the abandonment of his promise to marry their sister, Elvire (Emmanuelle Béart). With no signs of repentance, Don Juan continues his amorous conquests with women he meets along the way (Penélope Cruz, Ariadna Gil) regardless of the consequences.
When I firsts read Moliere's DON JUAN thirty or forty years ago, I never thought I'd live to see it performed. Read morePublished on February 16, 2007 by Josef Bush