Synopsis: After defeating France and imprisoning Napoleon on Elba, ending two decades of war, Europe is shocked to find Napoleon has escaped and has caused the French Army to defect from the King back to him. The best of the British generals, the Duke of Wellington, beat Napolean's best generals in Spain and Portugal, but has never faced Napoleon. Wellington stands between Napoleon with a makeshift Anglo-Allied army and the Prussians. A Napoleon victory will plunge Europe back into a long term war. An allied victory could bring long term peace to Europe. The two meet at Waterloo where the fate of Europe will be decided.
Director(s): Sergey Bondarchuk
Production: Columbia Pictures
  Won 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 1 win & 2 nominations.
123 min

That is what I heard.

The fat king must be

carried from the throne!

He has corrupted

the honour of Frenchmen!

Perhaps the people will

let me go -

- As they let him come.

He is back! The Emperor is back!

Now France will live again!

Long live the Emperor!

- He will lead us to glory again!

- Our Emperor is back!

Home! Bring the hero home!

Goulaincourt, Molien, Mol, Fouch.

We have a small problem to solve.

When France wakes up tomorrow,

it must have a government.

Drouot. Let me tell you something.

Life's most precious quality

is loyalty.

And you Drouot, are a rare man,

untainted and true. Will you join me?

- With all my heart, Sire.

- Thank you, Drouot.


- I see you got my invitation.

- Yes, Sire.

I understand you are no longer

the King's Minister of War.

- Obviously not, Sire.

- Obviously not, Soult.

Silence! You are to be

my Chief of Staff. Accept?

- I accept, Sire.

- Good. All's well that ends well.


Your son Ferdinand was killed when

he fell off a horse at a review.

No. Musset must go. We need more

conscripts and more men. Signature.

Your son was very brave

and persistent in his duties.

I am sorry, Madame, that fate

hasn't been more discriminating.

To my dear Prince Alexis.

I did not usurp the crown.

I found it in the gutter.

And I picked it up -

- With my sword.

And it was the people, Alexis -

- The people -

- Who put it on my head.

He who saves a nation

violates no law.

To my beloved wife.

I beg you as my wife and as

daughter of Austria, my enemy. -

- Please return to me

my most precious possession:

My son.

To the Prince Regent, England.

You have been my most generous

enemy for twenty years.

But now I want peace.

Therefore I protest

the presence of Wellington...

My son is my future.

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