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Paris. 1830. In the heart of the town, Vidocq, a famous detective, disappeared as he fights the Alchemist, an assassin that he has been pursuing for a few months. His young biographer, ... See full summary »

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Etienne Boisset
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Préah
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Lautrennes
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Sylvia
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Nimier
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Tauzet
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Marine Lafitte
Jean-Pol Dubois ...
Belmont
André Penvern ...
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Gilles Arbona ...
Lafitte
Jean-Marc Thibault ...
Leviner
François Chattot ...
Froissard
Elsa Kikoïne ...
La muette
Fred Ulysse ...
Le vieux souffleur
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Paris. 1830. In the heart of the town, Vidocq, a famous detective, disappeared as he fights the Alchemist, an assassin that he has been pursuing for a few months. His young biographer, Etienne Boisset, decides to have revenge on Vidocq's death and takes the investigation on... Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for violence, sexual content, nudity and some drug material | See all certifications »

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19 September 2001 (France)  »

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Dark Portals: The Chronicles of Vidocq  »

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Budget:

FRF 152,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$454,326 (Spain) (1 February 2002)

Gross:

$12,261,104 (Europe) (1 February 2002)
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The original on-spec screenplay by David Fakrikian featured Vidocq origin, adapted from the 1967 TV series by Georges Neveux and Marcel Bluwal. In the same manner as Batman Begins (2005), it showed how Vidocq became a cop, but was rejected when the producers failed to obtain the TV series rights. See more »

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References A Scandal in Paris (1946) See more »

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Symphony No. 29 KV 201
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Confusing and disappointing
24 July 2002 | by (the Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This movie is highly acclaimed by other users of IMDB. I found the story very confusing and -even worse- most story lines are not worked out properly, which is a basic requirement for a good movie.

I have made similar comments about other movies here at IMDB. A good story, properly worked out, is essential to me. In this case the movie still gets a 4 (out of 10) because of some good photography and the high quality of the (digital) images. Another strong point of criticism is that not only the story, but also the characters are not worked out as they should. Psychology and motives for the crimes remain as obscure as the atmosphere in which the story is set. I read that Vidocq really existed. Well, I would be highly interested to learn something about him. This movie failed to do so. There are some good effects, but there is nothing special about these any more. We can see them in almost every movie nowadays. For me the reasons for the commercial flop are obvious.


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