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Vidocq ()


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Paris, 1830: Vidocq is killed by a mirror masked man. A thief turned investigator, he was working on a case of men killed by lightning. His biographer tries to solve the case.

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Vidocq
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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
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Veraldi
Gilles Arbona ...
Lafitte
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Leviner
François Chattot ...
Froissard
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La muette
Fred Ulysse ...
Le vieux souffleur
Luc-Antoine Diquéro ...
Le journaliste
Akonio Dolo ...
Gandin
Nathalie Bécue ...
La Matrone
Pierre Macherez ...
Soldat Invalides (as Pierre Marcherez)
Michel Lefèvre ...
Le cocher
Dominique Zardi ...
Ouvrier souffleur
Cyril Casmèze
Juliette Degenne
Fanny Gilles
Barbara Kelsch ...
(as Barbara Klesch)
Stéphanie Laurendeau
Jean-Pierre Marceau
Bernard Métreaux
Xavier Plutus
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Une vierge (uncredited)
Eléonore Stern ...
Une vierge (uncredited)
Céline Varin ...
Une courtisane (uncredited)

Directed by

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Pitof

Written by

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Eugène-François Vidocq ... (memoirs) (as François-Eugène Vidocq)
 
Pitof ... (screenplay)
 
Jean-Christophe Grangé ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Dominique Farrugia ... producer
Olivier Granier ... executive producer

Music by

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Bruno Coulais

Cinematography by

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Jean-Pierre Sauvaire
Jean-Claude Thibaut

Film Editing by

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Thierry Hoss

Editorial Department

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Nicolas Criqui ... digital conformation
Catherine Macresy ... first assistant editor / on-line editor / post-production coordinator / supervising editor
Philippe Reinaudo ... digital intermediate technical director
Emmanuelle Zelez ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Brigitte Moidon

Production Design by

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Jean Rabasse

Art Direction by

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Hervé Gallet

Set Decoration by

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Fabien Belinguier
Françoise Benoît-Fresco
Jean Rabasse

Costume Design by

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Carine Sarfati

Makeup Department

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Frédérique Arguello ... hair stylist
Christine Cardaropoli ... hair stylist
Christophe Chabenet ... special makeup effects artist
Agathe Dupuis ... key hair stylist
Sylvie Ferry ... special makeup effects artist
Turid Follvik ... key makeup artist
Geraldine Garetier ... makeup artist
Denis Gastou ... key special effects makeup
Christophe Giraud ... makeup artist
Marie-Pierre Hattabi ... hair stylist
Frédéric Lainé ... special makeup effects artist
Sylvie Leray ... hair stylist
Kuno Schlegelmilch ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Jean-Christophe Spadaccini ... key special makeup effects

Production Management

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Christophe Anzoli ... assistant unit manager
Marc Cohen ... assistant unit manager
Sylvestre Guarino ... production manager
Arnaud Mathey-Dreyfus ... additional production manager assistant
Nicolas Ploux ... unit manager trainee
Laurent Rizzon ... assistant unit manager
Vérité Stéphane ... assistant production manager
Marion Transetti ... production supervisor
Philippe Tricard ... assistant unit manager
Christophe Vialaret ... assistant unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Sandra Dalle ... second assistant director
Matthieu de la Mortière ... second assistant director
Barbara Dupont ... third assistant director
Patricia Eberhard ... assistant director
Thierry Mauvoisin ... assistant director
Emmanuel Murat ... third assistant director

Art Department

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Philippe Auclaire ... construction manager
Nicolas Bachelet ... swing gang
Yann Biquand ... second assistant decorator
Gilles Bontemps ... head sculptor
Thomas Broyon ... swing gang
François Delaire ... assistant art director
Vincent Deslandes ... painter
Pierre Duboisberranger ... assistant art director
Virginie Hernvann ... assistant art director
Fabien Lacaf ... storyboard artist
Catherine Pierrat ... set dressing buyer
Thierry Poulet ... painter
Stéphane Richaud ... construction grip
Nathalie Roubaud ... assistant art director
Patricia Ruelle ... painter
Gilles Ségurel ... property master
Simon Tric ... painter
Nicolas Vrancken ... carpenter

Sound Department

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Vincent Arnardi ... re-recording mixer
Selim Azzazi ... sound editor
Christophe Colson ... sound designer
Edouard d'Heucqueville ... sound mix technician
Cedric Denooz ... sound designer
Michel Filippi ... adr supervisor
Laurent Kossayan ... re-recording mixer / sound designer
François Lepeuple ... foley artist
Guillaume Leriche ... foley editor / re-recording mixer
Vincent Mauduit ... sound designer: alchimist moves
Brigitte Taillandier ... sound
Igor Thomas-Gerard ... dialogue editor
Jacques Thomas-Gérard ... sound mixer: adr

Special Effects by

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Benoît Bechet ... effects trainee
Noel Chainbaux ... special effects assistant
Yves Domenjoud ... special effects supervisor
Olivier Marais ... special effects
Jacques-Olivier Molon ... sculptor
Julien Poncet de la Grave ... special effects coordinator

Visual Effects by

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Nicolas Aithadi ... digital artist: RF2K
Thierry Ardiller ... digital compositor
Jérôme Arthuis ... grading coordinator
Cyrille Bonjean ... digital effects artist
Gaëlle Bossis ... digital artist
Myriam Catrin ... digital artist
Rodolphe Chabrier ... visual effects artist
Yoann Copinet ... vfx editor
Bertrand Cordier ... lighting technical director: Mac Guff Ligne
Neal Dan ... roto artist
Stéphanie Dargent ... matte painter
Xavier de L'Hermuzière ... digital artist
Jerome Desvignes ... digital artist
Delphine Domer ... visual effects coordinator
Franck Dorat ... 3D supervisor
François Dupuy ... digital transfers
Jean François Fontaine ... digital compositor
Pascal Giroux ... visual effects supervisor
Raphael Hattab ... digital artist
Chia-Chi Hu ... digital color timer
Abdel Ali Kassou ... digital transfers
David Klett ... digital artist
Jerome Fournier Lanzoni ... matte painting leader (as Jerome Fournier)
Didier le Fouest ... colorist
Stéphanie Machuret ... senior digital compositor: Mac Guff Ligne
Frederic Medioni ... digital artist
Jean-Francois Michelas ... digital compositor
Didier Muenza ... technical artist
Dan Neal ... roto artist
Benoit Philippon ... digital effects artist
Bruno Pierron ... visual effects artist
Olivier Poujaud ... 2D visual effects supervisor
Sebastien Rame ... digital compositor
Jean-Paul Rovela ... digital artist: RF2K
Guillaume Terrien ... compositor: RF2K
Simon Thomas ... digital effects artist
Salvador Zalvidea ... digital compositor
Veronique Zylberfain ... matte artist

Stunts

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Affif Ben Badra ... stunts (as Afif Benbadra)
Daniel Breton ... stunts
William Cagnard ... stunts
Michel Carliez ... stunt coordinator
Gaëlle Cohen ... stunts
Gilles Conseil ... stunts
Patrice Cossonneau ... stunts
Yves Girard ... stunt double
Albert Goldberg ... stunts
Christian Hening ... stunts
Philippe Lazoore ... stunts
Patrick Médioni ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Alessandro Brambilla ... camera operator / steadicam operator
David Campbell ... crane operator: Technocrane
Sabine Cipolla ... combo trainee
Emmanuel de Fleury ... second assistant camera
Vladimir Duranovic ... grip
Vincent Gallot ... second assistant camera
Thibaut Guenois ... grip
Vincent Muller ... assistant camera / focus puller
Lionel Perrin ... first assistant camera: extra unit / focus puller
Vincent Richard ... electrician
Jean-Claude Thibaut ... camera operator

Animation Department

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Marc Caro ... character designer

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Janet Latimer ... costumer
Valérie Le Hello ... costumer
Bruce Lignerat ... wardrobe
Michèle Pezzin ... assistant costume designer

Location Management

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Jean-François Abbate ... assistant location manager
Ludovic Beurton ... assistant location manager
Christophe Chauveau ... location scout

Music Department

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Bruno Coulais ... orchestrator
Maxime Lefevre ... music recordist
Clair Marlo ... song

Script and Continuity Department

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Laurence Couturier ... script supervisor
Virginie Le Pionnier ... trainee script supervisor

Additional Crew

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Alberto Abraham Amar ... production services manager
Virginie Blaisonneau ... assistant production administrator
Stéphane Bourdon ... armourer
Corinne Devaux ... choreographer
Blanche Aurore Duault ... publicist
Marie-Noëlle Hauville ... production accountant
Yann Megard ... assistant to art director

Thanks

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Jean-Pierre Jeunet ... special thanks
Cyril Pichard ... thanks

Production Companies

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Distributors

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Special Effects

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Other Companies

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  • CNSO Studios (Czech National Symphony Orchestra, recording studio)

Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines The underworld has surfaced... See more »
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Also Known As
  • Dark Portals: The Chronicles of Vidocq (United States)
  • Vidocq: El mito (Spain)
  • Muerte en París (Mexico)
  • ヴィドック (Japan, Japanese title)
  • Vidocq: Muerte en París (Argentina)
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Runtime
  • 98 min
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Box Office

Budget FRF152,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend France $2,450,966, 28 Sep 2001

Did You Know?

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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 »
Movie Connections References A Scandal in Paris (1946). See more »
Soundtracks Hope Vol. 2 See more »

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