Manipulated by his greedy aunt the Duchess, the Emperor leads an empty, vacuous life. Focusing all his energy on clothing, he literally embodies his belief in the saying “clothes make the man”. To finance the Emperor’s fashion fetish, the Duchess imposes ever higher taxes and requires everyone to purchase a “clothes badge”. Weaver Maria and her daughter are too poor to afford one and end up in prison. Moved by this incident, the Emperor’s fashion designer Lorenzo and the street urchin Tobias join forces to free the two women. After failing to expose the Emperor’s folly, they decide to “expose” the Emperor himself, with a garment so exquisite and finely spun that it is truly transparent. The Emperor finally realizes how vain and selfish he’s been, banishes his scheming aunt and rewards Lorenzo, Tobias, Maria and Jenny.
Feature Film, 90 minutes
Style: Live Action
Production year: 1993
Rights: TV, Home Entertainment, Digital/VOD, Licensing & Merchandising, Pay-TV
© Copyright © Omnia Film, BetaFilm Film 1994