The Emperor's New Clothes ()

directed by Alan Taylor
featuring Ian Holm, Iben Hjejle, Tim McInnerny, Tom Watson, Nigel Terry

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A fanciful retelling of the story of Napoleon Bonaparte (played by heralded actor Ian Holm, this British costume comedy suggests that it was Napoleon's double, not the man himself, who died on St. Helena Island. The film begins by presenting Napoleon after his defeat at Waterloo, at the home of a young boy (Tom Watson), where he watches a slide show of his actions and begins to tell his story. The film flashes back to Napoleon's six years of house arrest, when he dictated his memoirs to an aide (Murray Melvin). He has ...

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Joyce

Jan 22, 2009

Bonaparte down to earth

If you are a Bonaparte buff, you need to see this movie.

Even after he escapes St. Helena he is still the general. Planning military manuvers to
take over the fresh produce markets of Paris and thus success. At the same time he is
planning to come back as the true leader of France.

History, romance and life as the common people of Paris in the early 1800's lived it.

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