It's 1814, and Napoleon Bonaparte (Daniel Auteuil) is hightailing it toward Elba to take up exile there. But not everyone on the island is pleased to have the pint-sized politico around, and things get a little cuckoo for Mr. Waterloo in Napoléon et moi (2006). Young, idealistic teacher Elio Germano is one of the islanders who don't take so kindly to Dan—he thinks the emperor abandoned his ideals and betrayed the French Revolution, and he makes sure his students know it too. Lucky ducko Elio is also the paramour of one Monica Bellucci, but not even high-society eye-pleaser Monica can save him when his feelings toward Elba's new emperor-in-residence get him fired. Then he has an epiphany: if he can land a job as Napoleon Dan's right hand man, he'll be able to win him over and then kill him good. But when Elio finally lands the job, he finds the Frenchman more likeable than he'd expected.