The Emperor's New Clothes (2001)

PG   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Romance


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During Napoleon's exile on St. Helena, some loyalists hire a look-alike to swap places with the deposed Emperor. While the impostor lives in luxury on the island, the real Napoleon returns to Paris in order to retake the throne.


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14 December 2002 | =G=
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| The true story of Napoleon Bonaparte's final days
"The Emporer's New Clothes" is a revisionist historical romantic comedy which tells of Napoleon Bonaparte's escape from exile on St. Helena and return to France to reclaim his throne. Traveling incognito, Bonaparte (Holm) hooks up with a comely widow Pumpkin (Hjejle) who takes some of the starch out of the "Little Corporal's" skivvies while setting his crusty old heart aglow. A charming period piece with exotic locations, this film pairs a tour de force by Holm with an all too rare performance by versatile beauty (Hjejle) in a happy mix of drama, subtle comedy, and light hearted romance. (B)

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Opening Weekend USA:

$7,474 16 June 2002

Gross USA:

$661,903

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,236,182

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