• Monsieur N. (2005)

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Monsieur N.

Release Date: January 21st, 2005

DVD Release Date: June 28th, 2005

Not Yet Rated |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 Putzulu, Stéphane Freiss, Frédéric Pierrot

Director: Antoine de Caunes

Genres: Drama , Historical drama

Production Co: Bac Films, France 3 Cinéma, StudioCanal

Keywords: Tense, Escape, Love interest, Doctor, Prison, Rivalry

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    V.A. MusettoNew York Post

    The film tends to be pretentious and melodramatic; and Grant, better suited to comic roles, gives a heavy-handed performance. show more

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Has a certain captivating quality about it. 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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