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2 hr. 8 min.

Plot Summary
Fresh from seeing his army defeated at the Battle of Waterloo, Napoleon Bonaparte (Philippe Torreton) is in a jail cell on the British-controlled island of St. Helena. Sir Hudson Lowe (Richard E. Grant), the region's governor, is given the task of ensuring the French leader does not escape. However, because Napoleon still has a collection of devoted officers, and it is rumored that he's plotting his getaway, keeping him in captivity proves a complicated task for Lowe.

Cast: Philippe Torreton , Richard E. Grant , Jay Rodan , Elsa Zylberstein , Roschdy Zem , Bruno Putzul , Stéphane Freiss , Frédéric Pierrot

Director: Antoine de Caunes

Genres: Drama

Monsieur N (2003)

Release Date: February 12th, 2003|2 hr. 8 min.

critic reviews (10)
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  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Has a certain captivating quality about it. show more

  • 38
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    The second half of Antoine de Caunes' Monsieur N., about the post-exile life and death of Napoleon, plays less like a movie than a suggestion for one. This is a great disappointment because the first half is very cinematic and very compelling. show more

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    With some excellent staging, fine cinematography and first-rate acting, the film largely overcomes the awe it demonstrates for its principal character and succeeds in creating a mystery where perhaps there is none. show more

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