Adieu Bonaparte (1985)

Director
Youssef Chahine

Main cast
Michel Piccoli; Mohsen Mohieddin; Patrice Chéreau; Mohsena Tewfik; Christian Patey

Genres
Drama, History, War

Description
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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