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Napoleon (2023)

Opens on November 22

Director: Ridley Scott Run Time: 158 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2023

Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, John Hollingworth, Tahar Rahim, Vanessa Kirby, Youssef Kerkour

Country: United Kingdom, United States
Language: English

About the film:

A spectacle-filled action epic that details the checkered rise and fall of the iconic French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, played by Academy Award-winner Joaquin Phoenix. Against a stunning backdrop of large-scale filmmaking orchestrated by legendary director Ridley Scott, the film captures Bonaparte’s relentless journey to power through the prism of his addictive, volatile relationship with his one true love, Josephine, showcasing his visionary military and political tactics against some of the most dynamic practical battle sequences ever filmed.

“A stinging character study entombed within a sweeping epic”

—David Ehrlich, IndieWire

About the filmmaker:

Ridley Scott is a celebrated English film director and producer known for his atmospheric and highly concentrated visual style. He began his career in television as a designer and director before moving into advertising, where he honed his filmmaking skills by making inventive mini-films for television commercials. His made his feature directorial debut with The Duellists (1977). His other work includes the science fiction films Alien (1979), Blade Runner (1982) and The Martian (2015), the road crime film Thelma & Louise (1991), the historical drama film Gladiator (2000), the war film Black Hawk Down (2001), and many others. Celebrating his exceptional career, Venice Film Festival awarded him the Glory to the Filmmaker Award in 2021.

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