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Apr. 07, 1927France333 Min.Not Rated
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A biopic of Napoleon Bonaparte, tracing the Corsican’s career from his schooldays (where a snowball fight is staged like a military campaign) to his flight from Corsica, through the French Revolution (where a real storm is intercut with a political storm) and the Terror, culminating in his triumphant invasion of Italy in 1797. Originally intended to be the first of six films, director Abel Gance realized the full project would be nigh impossible, and never raised the money to complete the other five. The film’s legendary reputation is due to the astonishing range of techniques that Gance uses to tell his story, culminating in the final twenty-minute triptych sequence, which alternates widescreen panoramas with complex multiple- image montages projected simultaneously on three screens.

Original title Napoléon
IMDb Rating 8.2 8,111 votes
TMDb Rating 7.628 137 votes



Albert Dieudonné isNapoléon Bonaparte
Napoléon Bonaparte
Vladimir Roudenko isNapoléon Bonaparte (Child)
Napoléon Bonaparte (Child)
Edmond van Daële isMaximilien Robespierre
Maximilien Robespierre
Alexandre Koubitzky isGeorges Jacques Danton
Georges Jacques Danton
Antonin Artaud isJean-Paul Marat
Jean-Paul Marat
Abel Gance isLouis Antoine Léon de Saint-Just
Louis Antoine Léon de Saint-Just
Gina Manès isJoséphine
Suzanne Bianchetti isQueen Marie-Antoinette of France
Queen Marie-Antoinette of France
Marguerite Gance isCharlotte Corday
Charlotte Corday
Yvette Dieudonné isÉlisa Bonaparte
Élisa Bonaparte
Eugénie Buffet isLaetizia Bonaparte
Laetizia Bonaparte

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