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Vidocq (2001)

Paris, 1830: Vidocq is killed by a mirror masked man. A thief turned investigator, he was working on a case of men hit by lightning, burning up. A beautiful woman was involved. After Vidocq's death, his biographer tries to solve the case.

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Pitof

Writers:

François-Eugène Vidocq (memoirs), Pitof (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gérard Depardieu ... Vidocq
Guillaume Canet ... Etienne Boisset
Inés Sastre ... Préah
André Dussollier ... Lautrennes
Edith Scob ... Sylvia
Moussa Maaskri ... Nimier
Jean-Pierre Gos ... Tauzet
Isabelle Renauld ... Marine Lafitte
Jean-Pol Dubois Jean-Pol Dubois ... Belmont
André Penvern ... Veraldi
Gilles Arbona Gilles Arbona ... Lafitte
Jean-Marc Thibault ... Leviner
François Chattot François Chattot ... Froissard
Elsa Kikoïne Elsa Kikoïne ... La muette
Fred Ulysse Fred Ulysse ... Le vieux souffleur
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Storyline

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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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

19 September 2001 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Dark Portals: The Chronicles of Vidocq See more »

Filming Locations:

Bordeaux, Gironde, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

FRF152,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,240,767
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

First feature film shot with the new Sony digital 1080p 24 fps cameras to reach the screen (a year before Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)). See more »

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References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »

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the atmosphere
3 February 2018 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

... it is the lead and the most important motif for I love this film. all the rules of Gothic novel. the impecable acting. the splendid story. the embrodery of mistery, seduction and values of a lost time. Paris of the middle of XIX century. and Gerard Depardieu in his best form. short, one of films like a great travel across time, spaces, significances, looking the truth in special manner, with special toools, out of ordinary rules of genre. maybe, an old fashion film. and that is more than a good point. but one of great things defining refuge in authentic art of cinema and its basic purpose.


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