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Martino Papucci
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Baronessa Emilia Speziali
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Diamantina Papucci
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Ferrante Papucci
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Cosimo Bartolini
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Maestro Fontanelli
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José Ángel Egido ...
Marchand
Achille Brugnini ...
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Generale Drouot
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Sindaco Egisto Lonzi Tognarini
Emanuele Barresi ...
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Carlo Monni ...
Notaio Bonci Bacelli
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Elba island, 1814. Martino is a young teacher, idealist and strongly anti Napoleon, in love with the beautiful and noble Baroness Emily. The young man finds himself serving as librarian to the Great Emperor in exile, whom he deeply hates, yet soon begins recording Napoleon's memoirs, getting to know and learning to value the man behind the myth. Among seductions and affairs, expectations and fears, he will craft a precise portrait that nevertheless will not manage to hide a final, inevitable, disappointment. Written by Anonymous

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10 August 2007 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film is about a young teacher who has strong opinion about Napoleon as a bad person. The teacher plots to get near Napoleon and kill him, but fate decides otherwise.

The production of the film is worth commenting. The sets are lavish all lavishly decorated down to every detail. Even scenes of the rather run down streets are well composed and realistically decorated. Costumes are excellent. Monica Bellucci gives a memorable performance in her argument scene in her bedroom with Martino. I think the plot is more comedy oriented, so the development of the bond between Napoleon and Martino is not strong enough. Otherwise, the film is entertaining to watch.


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