Adieu, Bonaparte (1985)

Genres - Historical Film  |   Sub-Genres - Historical Epic  |   Run Time - 113 min.  |   Countries - Egypt, France  |  
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This big-budget historical epic from acclaimed Egyptian director Youssef Chahine features a crazed turn by Patrice Chereau as Napoleon Bonaparte. The film, an Egyptian-French co-production, deals with Napoleon's occupation of Alexandria and its effect on a typical Egyptian family. Michel Piccoli leads the cast as a general in Napoleon's army who tentatively befriends a local poet.

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army, family, friendship, occupation [military], poet, war