From 1769 to 1821, Napoléon Bonaparte's life, loves and exceptional destiny but as seen through the eyes of Talleyrand, the cynic and ironic politician, who once was the Emperor of France's Minister of Foreign Affairs.

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Jeanne Boitel ...
Madame de Dino
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Vicomte Paul de Barras
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Une aubergiste
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Le général Duroc
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Eléonore Denuelle
Clément Duhour ...
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Cosetta Greco ...
Elisa Baccioli
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Emilie Pellapra
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Orson Welles è Hudson Lowe in questa mega produzione cinematografica che racconta scorci ed episodi della vita di Napoleone. Written by rosebud6

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Trivia

Orson Welles: as Sir Hudson Lowe, Napoléon Bonaparte's jailer on Saint Helena Island. See more »

Goofs

The narration by the character of Talleyrand is purportedly spoken in 1821-1822, shortly after Napoléon Bonaparte's death. However, in the last scene Talleyrand describes Napoleon's reburial which happened in 1840, even though Talleyrand himself died in 1838. See more »

Quotes

Bonaparte: Joseph, I've just been born! Goodbye you British! Goodbye!
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Soundtracks

Plaisir d'amour
Music by Jean-Paul Martini
Lyrics from a poem by Jean-Pierre Claris de Florian
Sung by Luis Mariano
(1760)
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great comment on napoleon's comment
8 September 2009 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

i'm sorry but for such a big fan of hist(e)orical accuracy i think, and it is just a honest opinion that you should have made a spell check on your post. Then you would have acknowledged the fact that the word "emporor" written with a capital E does not restore the Emperor's honor not even when compared to Sacha Guitry's terrible attempt...But your little spelling error tells us more about the "type of cat" you are more then it tells us about Guitry's failure to satisfy your taste in historical re- enactments. I'ts not like you had to direct a whole movie...you just made a small comment on it...and look how it turned out...well good chance in finding something better then Abel Gance's silly re-enactment...as if artistic films should do just that...re-enact things as close as possible to your own petty little view...and i see that you are not only an expert in historical movies and how they should be done, but that you are also an expert in type casting, movie business and what not...it's good to see that people like you are still around, so the whole thing doesn't crumble to pieces... keep up the good work of being you, and long live the Emporor...right right?


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