A massive 5 1/2 hour biopic of Napoleon, tracing his career from his schooldays (where a snowball fight is staged like a military campaign), 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 (the film stops there because it was intended to be part one of six, but director Abel Gance never raised the money to make 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.
Director : Abel Gance, Henri Andru00e9ani, Jean Arroy, Pierre Danis, Henry Krauss, Anatole Litvak, Jean Mitry, Mario Nalpas, Sacher Purnal, Viktor Tourjansky, Alexandre Volkoff, Georges Lampin, Simone Surdieux
Casts : Albert Dieudonnu00e9, Vladimir Roudenko, Edmond Van Dau00eble, Alexandre Koubitzky, Antonin Artaud, Abel Gance, Gina Manu00e8s, Suzanne Bianchetti, Marguerite Gance, Yvette Dieudonnu00e9, Philippe Hu00e9riat
Countrys : France
Ratings : 7.6
Ratings Count : 6,026
Releasing : 1927-11-14
Time : 332