- Original title
- Running time
- 120 min.
Antoine de Caunes
Richard E. Grant,
Co-production France-UK; France 3 Cinéma / Canal+ / France Télévision Images 2 / Scion Films / Studio Canal / Studio Images 9
Drama. Mystery | Historical. Biography. 19th Century. Napoleonic Wars
- Synopsis / Plot
- A historical mystery thriller about Napoleon Bonaparte. Sir Hudson Lowe (Richard E. Grant) is assigned to guard Napoleon (Philippe Torreton) while the latter is in exile in Saint Helena. A local girl, Betsy (Siobhan Hewlett), has a crush on the exiled leader. This, along with the fact that keeping Napoleon on the island is costing the British a great sum of money, leads Lowe to consider drastic action.
: César Awards: 4 nominations
- Critics' reviews
"Fascinating and likable (...) I liked it better than the more blustery 'Master and Commander', which it distantly resembles"
Stephen Holden: The New York Times
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