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Monsieur N. (2003)

How can Napoleon, the man of war and pioneering military strategist, meekly accept being locked up on a storm-lashed rock in the middle of the Atlantic ocean? What system of defence, and ... See full summary »

Director:

Antoine de Caunes

Writers:

René Manzor (scenario), Pierre Kubel (original idea) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Philippe Torreton ... Napoléon Bonaparte
Richard E. Grant ... Hudson Lowe
Jay Rodan ... Basil Heathcote
Elsa Zylberstein ... Albine de Montholon
Roschdy Zem ... Marshal Bertrand
Bruno Putzulu ... Cipriani
Stéphane Freiss ... Gen. Montholon
Frédéric Pierrot ... Gen. Gourgaud
Siobhan Hewlett ... Betsy Balcombe
Peter Sullivan ... Thomas Reade
Stanley Townsend ... Dr. O'Meara
Igor Skreblin Igor Skreblin ... Ali
Blanche de Saint-Phalle Blanche de Saint-Phalle ... Fanny Bertrand
Jake Nightingale Jake Nightingale ... Carpenter
Bernard Bloch Bernard Bloch ... Von Holgendorp
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Storyline

How can Napoleon, the man of war and pioneering military strategist, meekly accept being locked up on a storm-lashed rock in the middle of the Atlantic ocean? What system of defence, and thus of attack, can he dream up to loosen his jailers' grip? On Saint Helena, the far-flung island chosen by his enemies, Napoleon fights a mysterious battle, his last and most important, and one that History has kept secret all these years? Written by Anonymous

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Le plus grand mystère de notre histoire tient en une seule lettre


Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | UK

Language:

French | English | Corsican

Release Date:

12 February 2003 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Napoleão - A Última Batalha do Imperador See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€15,920,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,149, 18 March 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$16,802, 20 March 2005
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

Napoleon is seen working on a crossword puzzle. The first such puzzle appeared in 1913, almost a century after the scene supposedly took place. See more »

Connections

Featured in Monsieur N, l'aventure du tournage (2003) See more »

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Awesome Cinematography, Very Confused Screenplay
26 September 2005 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In the beginning of the Nineteenth Century, Napoleon Bonaparte is sent to Saint Helena, an island in the middle of the South Atlantic. "Monsieur N." presents a version of the last days of this great leader through the eyes of the British officer assigned to be his liaison with the British governor of St. Helena.

I do not know details of the life of Napoleon Bonaparte in his exile, but this movie is very confused and I have not caught the objective and reasons of the search of Basil Heathcote for the last days of Napoleon Bonaparte in St. Helena and his body. The movie has an awesome cinematography, but is also too long and boring in some parts. Last but not the least, the DVD released in Brazil by the distributor "Casablanca Filmes" has problems with the subtitles, presenting partially most of them. When the dialogs are in English, I do not have problem to understand, but I have practically lost most of those in French. Imagine the situation of an average Brazilian viewer that can not understand English. The DVD has also a bug on 92:02 minutes, and the alternative is to go to the next chapter, and return to 92:50 minutes. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Monsieur N."


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