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N (Io e Napoleone) (2006)

When Napoleon arrives to Elba Island in exile, Martino, an idealist teacher and writer, plots to kill him.

Director:

Paolo Virzì

Writers:

Francesco Bruni (screenplay), Ernesto Ferrero (novel) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Auteuil ... Napoleone Bonaparte
Elio Germano ... Martino Papucci
Monica Bellucci ... Baronessa Emilia Speziali
Sabrina Impacciatore Sabrina Impacciatore ... Diamantina Papucci
Valerio Mastandrea ... Ferrante Papucci
Francesca Inaudi ... Mirella
Massimo Ceccherini ... Cosimo Bartolini
Omero Antonutti ... Maestro Fontanelli
Margarita Lozano ... Pascalina
José Ángel Egido ... Marchand
Achille Brugnini Achille Brugnini ... Col. Campbell
Vincent Lo Monaco Vincent Lo Monaco ... Generale Drouot
Vittorio Amandola ... Sindaco Egisto Lonzi Tognarini
Emanuele Barresi Emanuele Barresi ... Segretario comunale
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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Comedy | History | War

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Italy | Spain | France

Language:

Italian | French

Release Date:

13 October 2006 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Napoleon and Me See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR7,600,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,420,939
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby SR

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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First-rate casting
14 September 2007 | by greenylennonSee all my reviews

I learned a thing: you have to take this film like a funny period comedy, if you don't want to be disappointed. The film's enjoyable because it's a delicious comedy. I think the over-hype damaged it: the too much glorified Monica Bellucci appears in few scenes and isn't so good as they wanted to let you believe. She sounds unnatural, false: the best actress in this film is Sabrina Impacciatore, who speaks with a perfect Tuscan accent and shines together with Massimo Ceccherini. Elio Germano is very, very good: the most promising young Italian actor, according to me. Daniel Auteuil looks like Napoleon, but I preferred other actors. So, the most hyped performances were also the worst.

Costumes and production design are okay: sure, American period movies are more accurate about these things because have bigger budgets, but the Italian ability rewards the lack of money. A nice period comedy, in short, with a first-rate casting (except for Bellucci and Auteuil).


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