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After his defeat at Waterloo, Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled to the south Atlantic island of St. Helena, where he died a few years later. Or did he? Using a combination of historical record and creative speculation, renowned director Antoine de Caunes has crafted a fascinating portrait of the Emperor in exile, one that explores a remarkable theory: Napoleon may have escaped from St. Helena in a ruse so clever that to this day it has remained undiscovered. Starring Philippe Torreton and Richard E. Grant.
Fascinating! Better than Master and Commander. --The New York Times
First-rate acting and beautifully shot, with the visual power of great paintings. --The Hollywood Reporter
Captivating! An engaging mystery and study of a brilliant figure. --Philadelphia Inquirer
Not the best film, but like any good French film it leaves you wondering if he possibly did not die in exile, but escaped. Read morePublished on May 2, 2013 by Virginia L Thompson
I really enjoyed this movie. The setting was wonderful, and I thought Phillippe Torreton did an excellent and convincing portrayal of Napoleon as a brilliant, proud and arrogant... Read morePublished on November 11, 2012 by Judith
This movie is French with English subtitles. It is about Napoleon being on St Helena and befriending a girl called Betsy Belcombe. Read morePublished on October 30, 2012 by Ms. Angela Elkington
This is well acted, well written and makes you hope the ending is true. A gotcha to the petty bureaucrats of all governments who think they have won a war, and can impose their... Read morePublished on October 21, 2012 by happy
A fun fantasy about Napoleon on Saint Helena. For those following this period, Antoine de Caunes' film is a worthwhile distraction, although it belies the huge mobilisation in... Read morePublished on June 14, 2012 by Edward B. Crutchley
MONSIEUR N. (2003) with Richard Grant.
A French version of the wacky Oliver Stone conspiracy picture that posits what REALLY happened to Napoleon Bonaparte on St... Read more
This vedio i purchased i now have two in my possesion to whom ever i loan this vedio
they come back and ask me where was he buried. I laugh what do you think.
Brilliant portrayals, all attempting to be true to the legend that emerged about the Emporer in exile. Read morePublished on November 7, 2011 by Frank
Okay, I liked the music, the acting, and the scenery here--especially the scenes on St. Helena. But the film is a narrative mess, slowly paced and plodding at times, and I had to... Read morePublished on January 23, 2009 by Viva