About the film
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Release Date: December 28, 1968
|Genres||:||Comedy, TV Movie|
|Production Companies||:||Office de Radiodiffusion Télévision Française|
Le Bourgeois gentilhomme satirizes attempts at social climbing and the bourgeois personality, poking fun both at the vulgar, pretentious middle-class and the vain, snobbish aristocracy. The title is meant as an oxymoron: in Molière's France, a "gentleman" was by definition nobly born, and thus there could be no such thing as a bourgeois gentleman.