Napoleon and Me
Filmfest 2007

1814. Upon arriving on the Isle of Elba, where he has been exiled, Napoleon is welcomed with enthusiasm by the island's populace and notables. But Martino Papucci, the youngest son of a family of tradesmen of Portoferraio, school teacher, idealist and libertarian, budding poet and lover of baroness Emilia, hates the ex-dictator and dreams of killing him in revenge for having betrayed the revolutionary ideals and for the thousands of young boys sent out to be slaughtered on the battlefields of Europe. And so when he is offered the post of clerk and librarian of the new "King of Elba", he accepts with the secret intention of finally accomplishing his plan. But the tyrranicidal feat proves to be more complicated than expected. Filmitalia

tags: Feature film

Cast: Daniel Auteuil, Elio Germano, Monica Bellucci, Francesca Inaudi, Sabrina Impacciatore


Director: Paolo Virzì