Forbidden between 1665 and 1841, that is to say, for 176 years, the tragi-comedy of Molière, Dom Juan ou le Festin de Pierre has become, then, the nightmare of several generations of high school students. The young years of Michel Piccoli have been marked by his reading, followed by vague explanations of texts by teachers not daring, taboo force, analyze the reality of the thinking of the author.read also : "A man that I could love" : Catherine Deneuve, tells his Michel Piccoli
"The fatal epoch of my transhumance in secondary school", he explains to director Marcel Bluwal, when in 1965, the developer offers to him to embody this character, the time of what was then called a "dramatic" for tv. Piccoli agrees, but is not a requirement, however : he does not want to dive into a booklet dusty, whose image is linked to too many bad memories. It asks for a typed text to the machine, in order to have the feeling of working on a novel. Bluwal gives him the green light.