Napoleon, exiled, devises a plan to retake the throne. He'll swap places with commoner Eugene Lenormand, sneak into Paris, then Lenormand will reveal himself and Napoleon will regain his throne. Things don't go at all well; first, the journey proves more difficult than expected, but more disastrously, Lenormand enjoys himself too much to reveal the deception. Napoleon adjusts somewhat uneasily to the life of a commoner while waiting, while Lenormand gorges on rich food.
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The world's most powerful man is about to fight his greatest battle... between love and glory.
7 December 2001 (Italy)
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Also Known As:
Las nuevas ropas del emperador
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Opening Weekend USA: $7,474,
16 June 2002, Limited Release
Gross USA: $569,435, 6 October 2002
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
Sir Ian Holm
, who plays the love interest of Pumpkin, played by Iben Hjejle
, is about twenty-five years older than Tim McInnerny
, whose character competes for the love of Pumpkin. He is fifteen years older than Iben Hjejle, making Sir Ian Holm nearly forty years older than the actress who plays his romantic counterpart. This is rare, even for Hollywood, to have such a great age difference between two cast members engaged in a "genuine" romantic relationship, particularly when the man competing for her love is much younger, taller, better looking, and a decent guy. Typically, when a woman that young is marrying a man that much older in a fictional film story, she has an ulterior motive, such as the older guy is rich and she wants his money. This is actually kind of true in real-life as well. See more
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