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The Emperor's New Clothes

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Ian Holm, The Emperor's New Clothes
The Emperor's New Clothes: Philippe Antonello

The Emperor's New Clothes

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
runtime:
107 minutes
Limited Release Date:
06/14/02
performer:
Iben Hjejle, Ian Holm, Hugh Bonneville, Tim McInnerny, Nigel Terry
director:
Alan Taylor
distributor:
Paramount Classics
author:
Kevin Molony
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a B

Bilbo Baggins himself, Ian Holm, plays Napoleon (and a Napoleon impersonator) in a fantastical ”What if?” romance. The premise: Instead of dying in exile in 1821, the diminutive dictator secretly moves to Paris, where he attempts to reclaim his authority. But his quest for power is soon stymied when he falls for a fetching widow (”High Fidelity”’s Iben Hjejle).