Monsieur N.. Dir. Antoine De Caunes (2003)

Nathalie CROUAU

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1. Film data

Monsieur N.


English Synopsis

Using historiographical, scientific, and speculative sources, the film details the aftermath of the battle of Waterloo and Napoleon Bonaparte’s exile to the tiny island of Saint Helena, located in the southern Atlantic Ocean. Though the defeated Emperor (Philippe Torreton) struggles to cope with the transition from grandeur and victory to obscurity and imprisonment, he begins to write his memoirs. The film also follows a young British officer, Lieutenant Basil Heathcote (Jay Rodan), who seeks to uncover the truth behind Bonaparte’s final days.


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