In late 18th century France, Caron de Beaumarchais is a successful, if controversial, playwright, who enjoys great popularity with the masses. However, his outspoken liberal and anti-corruption views earn him some powerful enemies, who contrive to have him arrested. To redeem himself, he agrees to journey to England as a secret agent of King Louis XV. His mission is to recover a plan that would, if placed into the hands of the English, result in a costly war between England and France… —Filmsdefrance.com
Édouard Molinaro (born 13 May 1928) is a French film director and screenwriter. He was born in Gironde, Bordeaux.
He is best known for his comedies with Louis de Funès (Oscar, etc.), My Uncle Benjamin (with Jacques Brel and Claude Jade), Dracula and Son (with Christopher Lee), and the Academy Award-nominated La Cage aux Folles (with Michel Serrault and Ugo Tognazzi). Molinaro is still active as a director, although he produces works almost exclusively for television.
In 1996, his cinematic work was awarded the Prix René Clair, a prize given by the Académie française for excellent film work. —Wikipedia