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The Emperor's New Clothes


Barcode: 6867449012391

  • Format: DVD
  • Studio: Channel 4 DVD
  • Certification: PG
  • Category: Drama
  • Released: 27th July 2009

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  • Description

    Alan Taylor (Palookaville) directs this comical re-imagining of the history surrounding Napoleon Bonaparte's exile and death on the remote Atlantic island of St Helena, based on Simon Leys' novel 'The Death of Napoleon'. A secret network of loyal Bonapartists is poised to return the Emperor (Ian Holm) to Paris and help him back onto the throne. To achieve this end, they enlist a double, deckhand Eugene Lenormand (also played by Ian Holm), to take his place on the island, where he has been under very comfortable and luxurious house arrest for the past six years. But things don't go as planned: the ship, supposedly bound for France, docks instead on Belgian shores, and when he makes his way back to France by barge, Napoleon discovers that his contact, Truchaut (Sergio Ballo) has died. Meanwhile, back at St Helena, the lookalike Lenormand is enjoying his newfound luxury too much to implement his side of the bargain...
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    Actors Tim McInnerny, Murray Melvin, Hugh Bonneville, Nigel Terry, Ian Holm, Iben Hjejle, Bob Mason, Hayley Carmichael, Chris Langham, Clive Russell, George Harris, Trevor Cooper, Eddie Marsan, Russell Dixon
    Directed by Alan Taylor
    Duration 102 mins
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