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How can Napoleon, the man of war and pioneering military strategist, meekly accept being locked up on a storm-lashed rock in the middle of the Atlantic ocean? What system of defence, and ... See full summary »

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How can Napoleon, the man of war and pioneering military strategist, meekly accept being locked up on a storm-lashed rock in the middle of the Atlantic ocean? What system of defence, and thus of attack, can he dream up to loosen his jailers' grip? On Saint Helena, the far-flung island chosen by his enemies, Napoleon fights a mysterious battle, his last and most important, and one that History has kept secret all these years? Written by Anonymous

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Le plus grand mystère de notre histoire tient en une seule lettre


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12 February 2003 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Napoleão - A Última Batalha do Imperador  »

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Budget:

€15,920,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,149 (USA) (18 March 2005)

Gross:

$16,802 (USA) (18 March 2005)
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Napoleon is seen working on a crossword puzzle. The first such puzzle appeared in 1913, almost a century after the scene supposedly took place. See more »

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Difficult to follow
30 November 2010 | by (France) – See all my reviews

Although I am a native English-speaker I usually have no trouble following dialogue in French but I found the dialogue of this film very hard to follow.

I agree with a previous reviewer that the background music is obtrusive. Another problem is the switching from English into French, Corsican Italian, English and back again, which makes it harder to "tune in" to the speaker, and the British actors speak French with a heavy accent.

There are only French subtitles, and these are only for the parts of the dialogue which are spoken in English. Also, they cannot be read unless you have your screen format set to full wide-screen, so you are watching the film through a letterbox slot!

I did not find this to be Richard E Grant's best performance, and I agree with another reviewer that the "ageing" make-up was clumsy.

I shall watch it again, to see if I can pick up any more of the dialogue. It could have been a good film, but it was let down by what I think they call post-production. Perhaps they ran out of money? I expect they spent a lot on the costumes and locations.


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