This one definitely slipped under the radar; I don't remember it coming out, I've never seen a trailer for it - I'd never even heard of it, until it played on Film 4. That's when I sat down to watch it, and I'm glad I did. Actually this film is rather touching, if you like history (as I do) then this film will certainly hit all the right marks, if not accuracies. It is basically a prince and the pauper story about how Napoleon (Ian Holm) escapes his exile and returns to Paris to regain his empire. Ian Holm is absolutely fantastic as the diminuative dictator; throwing his short stature around with reckless abandon....however, he completely out-acts the rest of the cast, which is very unfortunate for all others, particularly Iben Hjejle as Pumpkin who seems rather lacklustre in comparison. The other main problem with this movie is that it didn't really seem to know what it wanted to be, was it a comedy, a tragedy, a romance or a historical epic? It didn't seem to know and after watching it, I'm not sure I know either. There are some wonderfully comedic moments but these are sprinkled liberally around a film that attempts to ram itself with pathos. There is nothing exceptional about this film, but that doesn't really matter - it is still enjoyable and well worth a watch on a Sunday afternoon. Which luckily enough was when I watched it.