The Emperor's New Clothes (2002) Movie Review Summary

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Napoleon Bonaparte is exiled on the island of St. Helena. He hatches a plan to retake his throne. While Eugene Lenormand, a commoner who looks like him, acts as his impostor on the island, Napoleon sneaks into Paris to reclaim his throne. However, Napoleon runs into complications and has trouble adjusting to a common life. He ends up falling in love with a common widower. Straying from the plan, Lenormand decides to keep his new life of privilege permanently by refusing to reveal that his is an impostor. Unfortunately for Napoleon, before he can work things out, Lenormand dies and everyone is convinced that Napoleon is dead. How can Napoleon convince anyone that he is the real Bonaparte and reclaim his throne?
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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1600 to 1899 Comedy or Parody about    -   imposter story Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   prince/king/queen/knight How much humor v. drama    -   More drama than serious humor

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France Island?    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   Paris Misc setting    -   mental hospital

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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