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Epic film full of spectacle about the rise and fall of one of the most powerful rulers in Europe: Napoleon. With Joaquin Phoenix and Vanessa Kirby.

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Deze voorstelling maakt deel uit van Rialto Filmclub met als gastspreker deze maand Ernst-Jan Pfauth.


Even at school he enjoyed playing soldier, and years later he began his military career as a second lieutenant, moving up the ranks to become emperor of France, a man who dominated large parts of Europe: Napoleon Bonaparte. He was a man who coupled tactical genius with ruthlessness, a tyrant who simultaneously modernised the legal system, the fruits of which we reap to this day. In the end, it took a huge coalition of armies to finally defeat him at Waterloo in 1815.

Napoleon has always captured the imagination, including that of acclaimed British director Ridley Scott. In Napoleon, he recounts the rise and fall of the French emperor, a journey to power that Scott not only depicts with much action spectacle but also inextricably links to Napoleon's relationship with Josephine, his great love, which is as difficult as it is passionate. Starring Joaquin Phoenix as Napoleon and Vanessa Kirby as Josephine.


VPRO Cinema