For the first time ever, Napoleon the man and legend is depicted on screen in all of his facets: as a man of human needs and desires, strengths and weaknesses; as a soldier, politician and visionary who raised himself above his fellow mortals and transformed himself into a myth. "Napoleon" sweeps away the pathos of previous portrayals and presents its subject in all of his complexity and contradictions. It provokes questions and challenges common assumptions. It paints a portrait of Napoleon that respects the facts and depicts him as a man whose life can still move and inspire all of us today. This 4 part mini-series won the 2003 EMMY AWARD for outstanding costumes, along with 6 further nominations.

Show Info

Airs on: France France 2 (2003 - 2003)
Schedule: Mondays at 22:50 (90 min)
Status: Ended
Language: French
Show Type: Scripted
Genres: Drama War History
Episodes ordered: 4 episodes

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Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x04: 1812-1821Apr 1, 2003
1x03: 1807-1812Apr 1, 2003
1x02: 1800-1807Apr 1, 2003
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