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The Emperor's Wife (2003)

At an undisclosed location and time an Empress has seven years to provide her Emperor with an heir to his throne. If she does not succeed during this time, the Emperor is free to marry a ... See full summary »

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Chamberlain
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Emperor
Rosana Pastor ...
Empress
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Sabah
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Mother
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Dr. Lambroso (as Alexander Macqueen)
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Thembe
James Auden ...
Music teacher
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Etiquette teacher
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Etiquette teacher
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Dr. Al Razi
Leslie Woodhall ...
Prof. Leopold
Eric Connor ...
Chief guard
Barry Madden ...
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David Rosner ...
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At an undisclosed location and time an Empress has seven years to provide her Emperor with an heir to his throne. If she does not succeed during this time, the Emperor is free to marry a different girl. The Emperor's devoted chamberlain helps the Emperor to choose the right girl. This throws the four people into a power struggle. Written by Nurse Owens

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A fairy tale for grown ups.


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3 September 2003 (Belgium)  »

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La mujer del emperador  »

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€3,761,000 (estimated)
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Fails to deliver...
16 June 2004 | by (Vancouver,Canada) – See all my reviews

I was lucky to get a copy of this film, and after reading some reviews, I had great expectations about it. Without a doubt this film would've been on of the greatest art movie, but it fails to deliver. My first impression was that Julie Taymor's TITUS, had a big impact on this movie, and I would've loved to see the same kind of acting and direction. Unfortunately the movie dilutes from the initial high level, to something that's nothing more but a cheap art film. I would've like to see more of the costumes and the décor and less of the bad acting of some of the actors… Interesting camera movements, reminiscent of Greenaway's films, a quite pleasant music score, original screenplay, but in the end you are left with the desire of MORE. For movie lovers I think is worth take look at it, and in this commercial world it's a nice exception from the mainstream films.

7/10


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