Ridley Scott / GB, US, 2023 / 158 min.
Spectacular film with lots of action on the turbulent rise and fall of famous French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, played by Joaquin Phoenix. Away from the battlefield, his obsession with Josephine would prove as decisive for his fate as any battle.
In his latest epic, director Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Thelma and Louise) depicts Napoleon’s irresistible march to power through his addictive, tumultuous relationship with Josephine, his one and only true love. He follows Napoleon’s sophisticated military and political strategies through lots of dynamic war scenes – at which Scott is of course a master.