The Emperor's New Clothes (2002)
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as Napoleon Bonaparte/Eugene Lenormand
as Dr. Lambert
as Captain Nicholls
as Dr. Quinton
as Papa Nicholas
as Adele Raffin
as English Tourist
as British Sergeant
as Junior Orderly
as Ticket Seller
as Brest Contact
as Senior Orderly
Critic Reviews for The Emperor's New Clothes
A bright, inventive, thoroughly winning flight of revisionist fancy.
It's a sitcom-minded working-class romance dressed in lace and buckles, a Merchant-Ivory Full Monty.
An entertaining mix of period drama and flat-out farce that should please history fans.
Audience Reviews for The Emperor's New Clothes
[font=Century Gothic]"The Emperor's New Clothes" takes place in 1821 as Napoleon Bonaparte(Ian Holm) escapes from St. Helena after a six year exile, exchanging places with a look-a-like. The plan is for him to reach France by boat and the imposter to be revealed, allowing him to retake the throne. But the plan starts to go awry when the boat overshoots France, and he ends up in Belgium instead.[/font] [font=Century Gothic][/font] [font=Century Gothic]"The Emperor's New Clothes" is not the broad comedy I was expecting(though there is a little of that here). It is actually a gentle and poignant bit of speculation about history, dreams of glory and the people trying to recapture them. Through this, the movie conveys a subtle antiwar message. And Ian Holm sets the right mood with a magnificent performance. Only the pedestrian direction hurts the movie. [/font]
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