Ridley Scott’s historical epic Napoleon, starring Joaquin Phoenix, is set to premiere in mainland China on December 1. This Apple Original Films and Sony Pictures production, recently greenlit for distribution in China, delves into the life of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, highlighting his rise and fall and his relationship with Josephine. Known for its grand production and intense battle scenes, the film carries an ‘R’ rating in North America for its explicit content.
In China, where there’s no official rating system, the movie will be available for all ages, with distribution managed by state-owned companies and supported by Hollywood studios’ Chinese offices. This release marks Hollywood’s continued re-entry into the Chinese market, which started with Avatar: The Way of Water last December to boost the local cinema industry.
Napoleon premiered globally in Paris and will be released in North America and other locations on November 22. Despite the gradual return of Hollywood films, they still hold a minor share in China’s market, dominated by local productions. Source