Napoléon A biopic of Napoleon Bonaparte, tracing the Corsican's career from his schooldays (where a snowball fight is staged like a military campaign) to 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. Originally intended to be the first of six films, director Abel Gance realized the full project would be nigh impossible, and never raised the money to complete the other five. The film's legendary reputation is due to the astonishing range of techniques that Gance uses to tell his story, culminating in the final twenty-minute triptych sequence, which alternates widescreen panoramas with complex multiple- image montages projected simultaneously on three screens.

Average Score : 78

Status: Released

Release Date: 1927-04-07

Geners Drama History War

Production Companies Société Westi Ciné France Films Abel Gance Isepa-Wengeroff Film Pathé Consortium Cinéma Société générale des films

Production Countries France,

Run time: 333 minutes

Budget: --

Revenue: $39,448