Monsieur N (2005)

Monsieur N
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 2hr 7mins.
Genres Drama, Thriller, Period, Historical, Biopic
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Joelle Hersant Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000003
Pierre Aim Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Berto Camera Cameraman 120798 6000002
Valerie Othnin-Girard Assistant Director First Assistant Director 163 5000002
Pascal Ralite Production Manager n/a 305 5000001
Rene Manzor Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Pierre Kubel Source Material (original idea) 120786 4000002
Joelle Van Effenterre Editor n/a 172 7000001
Stephan Eicher Original Score n/a 120839 8000001
Didier Lozahic Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000002
Dominique Colladant Special Effects n/a 168 23000001
Dominique Levert Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Sophie Landry Makeup Artist n/a 120801 13000002
Patrick Durand Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Carine Sarfati Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Teri-Lin Robertson Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Marie-Castille Schaar Producer n/a 3 3000002
Bruno Putzulu Actor Cipriani 1 1000006
Stephane Freiss Actor General Montholon 1 1000007
Roschdy Zem Actor Marechal Bertrand 1 1000005
Elsa Zylberstein Actor Albine de Montholon 1 1000004
Richard E Grant Actor Hudson Lowe 1 1000002
Jay Rodan Actor Basil Heathcote 1 1000003
Frédéric Pierrot Actor General Gourgaud 1 1000008
Siobhan Hewlett Actor Betsy Balcombe 1 1000009
Antoine De Caunes Director n/a 2 2000001
Pierre Kubel Producer n/a 3 3000001
Matthew Roberts Actor n/a 1 1000013
Blanche de Saint Phalle Actor Fanny Bertrand 1 1000012
Peter Sullivan Actor Thomas Reade 1 1000010
Igor Skreblin Actor Ali 1 1000011
Philippe Torreton Actor Napoleon Bonaparte 1 1000001
Synopsis
On October 17, 1815, at the age of 46, Napoleon Bonaparte set foot on St. Helena for the first time. It was on this windswept, overcast island fortress that he would fight his last battle and shape the image that he would leave for posterity. At Longwood, where Napoleon was kept under house arrest, "everything exudes deathly boredom," complained the former Emperor. "All we have too much of is time." Bonaparte's jailer and the island's governor, Sir Hudson Lowe, a stubborn and authoritarian figure, reinforced security to absurd levels. Of the 3,000 British soldiers on the island, 1,000 were posted in the fortifications surrounding Longwood House. A British liaison officer was billeted at Longwood, under orders to check on Napoleon's presence twice a day. At sea, 11 battleships guarded the island. Napoleon lived on St. Helena with the remnants of his general staff--Marshall Bertrand, Generals Montholon and Gourguad and their families--and of his household--his butler Cipriani, manservant Ali and several valets and grooms. Relations within this inner circle were driven by jealousy and bickering. At its center, Napoleon spent most of his time dictating his memoirs. Gradually, the number of those he could rely on dwindled. Cipriani died, Gorguad asked to leave, his mistress Albine de Montholon likewise, and O'Meara, his Irish physician, was dismissed by Sir Hudson Lowe. So it was that Napoleon died in 1821, after six years of lonely exile, with just Bertrand, Montholon and Ali at his bedside. He was buried on St. Helena under a bare tombstone after Lowe insisted on adding "Bonaparte" after "Napoleon."
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