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A massive 5 1/2 hour biopic of Napoleon, tracing his career from his schooldays (where a snowball fight is staged like a military campaign), his flight from Corsica, through the French Revolution (where a real storm is intercut with a political storm) and the Terror, culminating in his triumphant invasion of Italy in 1797 (the film stops there because it was intended to be part one of six, but dir...

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Directed by

Abel Gance

Written by

Abel Gance (Writer)

Runtime

332 minutes

Country

France

Language

French

Cast

Keywords

biography

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