The Emperor's New Clothes - (Import DVD)
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Marguerite, South Africa. 3 September 2015
This is a fun story about what happens when the man who is hired to impersonate Emperor Napoleon I decides that he is enjoying the life of an emperor (albeit an exiled one) too much to give it up, & the real Napoleon is stranded in Paris as a commoner without his expected military back-up. Ian Holm plays a dual role as Napoleon / Eugene & Iben Hjejle portrays a melon-seller (with the unlikely name of "Pumpkin")in whose home "Eugene" finds refuge. Unfortunately for "Eugene", Pumpkin's friend (lover?) Dr Lambert (Tim McInnerny) does not take kindly to his intrusion & tries to get rid of him by committing him to an asylum. It is a delightful comedy / love story set to the music of veteran composer Rachel Portman, with cameo roles by Eddie Marsan, Murray Melvin & Hugh Bonneville.