Napoleon and Me (N Io e Napoleone)
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Napoleon and Me (N Io e Napoleone)
A young firebrand learns the hard way about the practical problems behind political assassination in this lavish period comedy. In 1814, with his reputation in tatters and his rule of France come to an inglorious end, Napoleon Bonaparte (Daniel Auteuil) flees to the Island of Elba, where his arrival causes no small stir among the citizens. However, not everyone is pleased with his presence; Martino (Elio Germano) is a young and idealistic schoolteacher who believes Napoleon turned his back on the ideals he fought for in the French Revolution, and doesn't hesitate to criticize the former… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Napoleon and Me is always lively and often charming."
‑ Mark Feeney, Boston Globe
"Germano's superb performance holds the film's two different story strands together, making N an uneven but worthwhile film rather than a confusing mix of genres."
‑ Boyd van Hoeij,
"Pleasant but ultimately slight costumer is generating good local press, though non-Italo auds will lose much of the heavily accented wordplay."
‑ Jay Weissberg, Variety
"May well be the best zany Napoleonic-era romantic comedy costume drama ever."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
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