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Imperial Venus (1962)

Venere imperiale (original title)
PG | | Drama, History, Romance | 1972 (USA)
This loose biopic relates the adult life of Paolina (Paulette), the sister of Napoleon Bonaparte. She is portrayed as a willful, yet impulsive woman, through her marriages and scandals, through the heights and depths of Napoleon's life.

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Credited cast:
Giuseppe Addobbati
Elsa Albani ...
Pianista
Aldo Berti ...
Moribondo a Santo Domingo
Giulio Bosetti ...
Camillo Borghese
Andrea Bosic ...
Del Val
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Jules de Canouville
Lilla Brignone ...
Letizia
Ernesto Calindri ...
Cardinale Fesch
Tino Carraro ...
Claudio Catania ...
Gerolamo Bonaparte
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Andrea Checchi ...
Doctor
Liana Del Balzo ...
Giustino Durano ...
Bousque
Tom Felleghy
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This loose biopic relates the adult life of Paolina (Paulette), the sister of Napoleon Bonaparte. She is portrayed as a willful, yet impulsive woman, through her marriages and scandals, through the heights and depths of Napoleon's life.

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Brought sexy back
15 October 2007 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie in a German dubbed version, so I can't judge the "original" version (if there was an original soundtrack to the movie, it's more likely that this has been filmed, like the Leone Westerns, where every actor spoke in his native language)! But I did like the German version ...

As is obvious from my rating against the "beating" it got before my rating. Now I think most of the reviewers can agree, that the actors did a good job. I also have to agree with the fact, that nothing explicit is shown here (neither sexual nor anything else), but is played with. But the sexual innuendos that are used here, are really great. At least I could enjoy them. Since back then, they couldn't be more free with "topics" like that, I'm even surprised they got away with some of the things in the script. Anyway, the movie has it's downfalls, but I rated the high points (jokes and actors against an incoherent story)!


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