Molière understood profoundly what makes us noble, pathetic, outrageous and funny, and in his splendid comedies satirized human folly to perfection.
Alcest loves Célimène, a flirtatious woman from the Parisian high society. He loathes the world for its hypocritical etiquette but, shaken by a public trial, he must visit Célimène to ask for her help…
Le Misanthrope looks at a society freed from the authority of family and religion, where people show their true nature as lust and desire take over. Alcest’s questionable morals, giving up on high society etiquette and demands, force his peers to shed light on their own contradictions and shortcomings.