N (Io e Napoleone)
- 1h 50m
When Napoleon arrives to Elba Island in exile, Martino, an idealist teacher and writer, plots to kill him.When Napoleon arrives to Elba Island in exile, Martino, an idealist teacher and writer, plots to kill him.When Napoleon arrives to Elba Island in exile, Martino, an idealist teacher and writer, plots to kill him.
Set in Elba island , 1814 , a charming , enjoyable drama about an idealist young teacher who gets in problem when the snotty-faced, vain Napoleon arrives in his island , depeloped among seductions and affairs, expectations and fears , and along the way , giving precise portrait of Napoleon , focusing on his extreme ambition , egoism and power craving . Interpretations are uniformly acceptable , such as : Daniel Auteuil as the selfish and conceited General Napoleon Bonaparte , Elio Germano as the idealist rebel and stubborn teacher who finds himself serving as a librarian while learning to value the man behind the bigheaded general , the always gorgeous and uppity Monica Bellucci , as well as the veteran Omero Antonutti as the honest elderly teacher. Furthemore , being a Spanish/Italian co-production here shows up some Spaniard support actors as José Angel Egido and Margarita Lozano . Packing a stirring musical score by musician Juan Bardem , adding 7th symphony of Bethoven . It displays a colorful and evocative cinematography by Alessandro Pesci . Being shot on location in Cala Violina, Scarlino, Grosseto, Iombino, Livorno, Tuscany, Italy . The motion picture was professionally written and directed by Paolo Virci . He's a good Italian craftsman who has written and directed several films , such as : Intolerance , The First Beautiful Thing , A Whole Life Ahead , Like Crazy, My Name Is Tanino and his greatest hit : Human Capital.
The flick was based on historical events about Napoleon Bonaparte's life , these are the following ones : The French minister Talleyrand designed this outlet for Bonaparte after being vanquished . The victors preferred to apply a heavy hand with the French emperor, some even advocated the death of Napoleon. However, the fear of turning him into a martyr led them to opt for a more lenient solution: the island of Elba was a golden cage for Napoleon. Despite being nominally his sovereign, Bonaparte was guarded by hundreds of spies and by the governor of the island. Furthermore, he saw with bitterness how some of his friends, whom he had ennobled, betrayed him and swore allegiance to the Bourbons reinstated on the throne. Neither was his family very helpful. Josefina, his first wife, died without Napoleon being able to attend the funeral. His second wife, María Luisa, did not want to accompany him into exile. And neither his son nor his brother Joseph his could visit him on Elba. Napoleon had lost at the age of 45 the power he had enjoyed. But encouraging news will be coming to you from Europe soon. In France, defeat had not brought internal peace. The new king had sworn to the Constitution, but both he and the old aristocracy and the Church were trying to regain their old privileges. Naturally, they ran into opposition from almost the entire bourgeoisie, the peasantry, the Army and all those sectors that the Revolution of 1789 had benefited. You couldn't go back in time as if nothing had happened. Clashes between political factions were increasingly violent. Napoleon received this news on Elba and prepared for his return. Spies loyal to the French monarchy advised England to move Napoleon to the island of Saint Helena to prevent his return. But it was too late. In February, he and his men returned to France. On his way to the capital, the various regiments of soldiers he meets decide to join the emperor. Soon after, the King of France, aware of Elba's flight, proclaimed Napoleon an enemy of world peace and ordered his immediate capture. Michel Ney, Napoleon's former general now in the service of the monarch, is commissioned to arrest him. However, when the two met, Ney and his 6,000 men joined Bonaparte. On his way to Paris, the Emperor makes speeches in which he promises peace, well-being and economic improvements. Something, especially the first, difficult to fulfill. In March 1815, Napoleon arrived in Paris without having fired a single shot. He had started the Hundred Day Empire until his defeat in Waterloo .
- Nov 28, 2021