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“Napoleon” shines best as a portrait of a man who conquered nations, but crumbles upon the failure of his first marriage. It’s surprisingly romantic and occasionally funny, although some viewers may be intimidated by the film’s length and slow pacing. Personally, I honestly think it's worth checking out Ridley Scott’s full vision with his extended director’s cut.
This film combines documentary and fiction to paint an intricate and inflammatory portrait of Olfa, a mother and her four daughters’ complex relationship.
Director Kaouther Ben Hania features both the real subjects, as well as professional actresses to stand-in for Olfa, and her two daughters who have disappeared.
Together, they revisit and recreate this family’s actual life stories in such a raw and riveting way that there were moments when I couldn’t help but ask myself: should I be seeing…