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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
... Emperor
... Empress
... Sabah
... Mother
... Dr. Lambroso (as Alexander Macqueen)
... Thembe
James Auden ... Music teacher
... Etiquette teacher
... Etiquette teacher
... Dr. Al Razi
Leslie Woodhall ... Prof. Leopold
Eric Connor ... Chief guard
Barry Madden ... Guard sc. 74
David Rosner ... Green guard
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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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Real castles were set against new exterior backgrounds to make the film more magical. See more »

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13 March 2016 | by See all my reviews

the atmosphere is the key for a fairy tale who preserves traditional recipes but use new ingredients. slow, strange, seductive, remembering art cinema but proposing different perspective, it is more a challenge for viewer than entertainment. and that is the purpose. because, full of cultural references, it has its precise target. cocktail of Sci Fi themes, using myths and images from old stories, it seems be a game. or a parable. or, maybe, only obscure, beautiful film. in fact, it is only a kind of flavor of images. a bridge between worlds. careful made, exploring force of symbols, cold and mysterious, it is one of films who are not easy to define but too easy to reject.


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