will see the release of The Emperor's New Clothes, a romantic
comedy that follows Napoleon Bonaparte's secret return to France
from his final exile on St Helena.
film, which is not based upon the fairytale but rather the very
interesting and readable short book The Death of Napoleon
by Simon Leys, stars Ian Holm as Napoleon Bonaparte.
left a look-alike in his place of exile - let's hope they get
it right and don't have him on Elba - Bonaparte travels back to
Europe via Belgium and goes from Antwerp to the new Paris.
only does he find France has changed in his absence, but he also
falls in love with a widow (Iben Hjejle).
just in case you are thinking that you've seen Ian Holm play Bonaparte
before, you're right. You have - twice, in fact. The great British
actor previously played him in the 1974 British mini-series Napoleon
and Love, and in 1981's Time Bandits.