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8.7
/10
454 Ratings

Napoléon

Directed by Abel Gance
France, 1927
Biography, Drama, History

Synopsis

This epic biopic of Napoleon traverses many of the formative experiences that shaped the French leader’s rapid advancement: from his days in school to his flight from Corsica, as well as the French Revolution and the Terror, and culminating in his triumphant invasion of Italy in 1797.

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Napoléon Directed by Abel Gance

Awards & Festivals

National Board of Review

1981 | Winner: Special Award

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

1981 | Winner: Special Award

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

1981 | Winner: Special Award

Viennale

2002

Critics reviews

For the accumulating pages on the history of this burgeoning media form, it was a pivotal turning point, a new chapter in an ever-changing text. But it was never to be again. Sound had spoken, and people were listening.
December 07, 2016
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