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PG| 1 hr. 46 min.

Plot Summary
History records that when the great Napoleon Bonaparte was defeated at Waterloo he lost his power, his country and his freedom. Exiled to the island of St. Helena, he purportedly died a broken man. Yet history has been known to be wrong. Now comes a decidedly different version of events, an original tale about Napoleon's last great adventure -- and the adventures of the lowly imposter who assumed his identity in a grand conspiracy to outwit the world.

Cast: Ian Holm , Iben Hjejle , Tim McInnerny , Tom Watson , Nigel Terry , Hugh Bonneville , Murray Melvin , Eddie Marsan

Director: Alan Taylor

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

The Emperor's New Clothes (2001)

Release Date: June 14th, 2002|1 hr. 46 min.

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  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The result is a genre-bending yarn, an entertaining mix of period drama and flat-out farce that should please history fans. show more

  • 30
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The blithely dishonest script would have us believe that the real Napoleon can't prove his identity when the fake Napoleon refuses to come clean. Not only is that patent nonsense, it's cockeyed dramaturgy. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Touching historical fantasy. show more

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