January 21, 2005
Studio: Empire Pictures
Director: Antoine de Caunes
MPAA Rating: N/A
Screenwriter: René Manzor
Starring: Philippe Torreton, Richard E. Grant, Jay Rodan, Elsa Zylberstein, Roschdy Zem, Bruno Putzulu, Stéphane Freiss, Frédéric Pierrot, Siobhan Hewlett, Peter Sullivan, Stanley Townsend, Igor Skreblin, Fanny Bertrand, Jake Nightingale, Bernard Bloch
Official website: MarsFilms.com
Antoine de Caunes' second feature, Monsieur N. is a historical mystery thriller about Napoleon. Sir Hudson Lowe (Richard E. Grant) is assigned to guard Napoleon (Philippe Torreton) while the latter is in exile in Saint Helena. A local girl, Betsy (Siobhan Hewlett), has a crush on the exiled leader. This, along with the fact that keeping Napoleon on the island is costing the British a great sum of money, leads Lowe to consider drastic action.