Imperial Venus

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  • PG
  • 1972
  • 2 hr 20 min
  • 5.2  (201)

Imperial Venus is a 1962 Italian-French historical drama film directed by Jean Delannoy and starring Gina Lollobrigida, Stephen Boyd, and Raymond Pellegrin. Set in the 19th century, the film tells the captivating story of Paolina Bonaparte, the younger sister of Napoleon Bonaparte. The film follows Paolina (Gina Lollobrigida) as she comes to Naples to marry Camillo Borghese, a prince from Rome. However, her arrival in Naples does not go as planned as she faces a number of challenges due to her brother's dominance over Italy. As the movie progresses, we see Paolina fall in love with a French officer, General Jean-Andoche Junot (Stephen Boyd), who is stationed in Naples under Napoleon's command. The two begin a passionate love affair, but their romance is short-lived as Junot is called back to Paris by Napoleon.

The film captures the grandeur and decadence of 19th century Naples and is visually stunning with its lavish costumes and exquisite set designs. The film also boasts a fantastic soundtrack composed by Angelo Francesco Lavagnino.

In portraying Paolina, Lollobrigida delivers an outstanding performance as a woman who is determined to live life on her own terms, refusing to be confined by her gender or her familial ties. Boyd, on the other hand, gives a captivating performance as a man torn between his love for Paolina and his loyalty to the emperor.

Overall, Imperial Venus is a riveting historical drama that tells the story of one woman's struggle to assert her independence in a male-dominated society. With its stunning visuals, incredible performances, and gripping storyline, it is a must-see for fans of period dramas and historical biopics.

Imperial Venus is a 1972 drama with a runtime of 2 hours and 20 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.2.

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    2 hr 20 min
  • IMDB Rating
    5.2  (201)