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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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Tauzet
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Marine Lafitte
Jean-Pol Dubois ...
Belmont
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Veraldi
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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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Much better than I was expecting...
16 December 2003 | by (Lyon, FRANCE) – See all my reviews

I really wasn't ready to enjoy "Vidocq" having heard a friend of mine telling me he felt like throwing up in the middle of the movie, due to the peculiar camera angles and motion. But having some time to lose while waking up in front of TV, why not take a look?

And I was really taken in that old-Paris atmosphere, which I found strangely bewitching... I did not find the special FX better than in other big budget movies, but "different", finally something original, kind of an nightmarish, apocalyptic surrounding... The storyline had some nice parts to it, but we could have had more. Depardieu was pretty good, Dussollier as well, as opposed to a dreadful Guillaume Canet...

Overall, an interesting movie, with pluses and minuses, I was glad to see it but I won't buy the DVD.... 6/10


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