Vidocq escapes captivity 1805. Years later, he's a fabric merchant in Paris with an alias. He makes a deal of amnesty for catching criminals. He builds an efficient team of ex-cons to catch or kill them.

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Éric Besnard (adaptation), Éric Besnard (dialogue) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Cassel ... François Vidocq
Patrick Chesnais ... Henry
August Diehl ... Nathanaël
Olga Kurylenko ... La Baronne
Denis Lavant ... Maillard
Freya Mavor ... Annette
Denis Ménochet ... Dubillard
Jérôme Pouly Jérôme Pouly ... Courtaud (as Jérôme Pouly de la Comédie Française)
James Thierrée James Thierrée ... Le duc
Fabrice Luchini ... Fouché
Fayçal Safi Fayçal Safi ... Mehmet
Antoine Lelandais ... Fleur d'Epine
Frédéric Fix Frédéric Fix ... Pélissier
Némo Schiffman Némo Schiffman ... Charles
Lucien Belvès Lucien Belvès ... Poitou
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Under the reign of Napoleon, François Vidocq, the only man who escaped from the greatest penal colony of the country, is a legend of the low-Parisian fund. Left for dead after his last spectacular escape, the ex-penal colony prisoner tries to make him forget under the traits of a single trader. Written by Hugo Van Herpe

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On November 3, 2018, a world premiere took place at the Arras Film Festival 2018, in the hometown of Eugène-François Vidocq, in the presence of lead actor Vincent Cassel and director Jean-François Richet. On that occasion, the municipality of Arras inaugurated an "Eugène-François Vidocq street", the plaque being unveiled by Vincent Cassel himself. See more »

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Music by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
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Great movie but no further information was given at the end.
23 November 2020 | by mariapasliSee all my reviews

It was a really nice movie with great acting. Vincent Cassel was astonishing, as always!!!! However, as it was a real story and Francois Vidocq was a person that existed in real life, it would have been better if we were given further information about him at the end of the movie, that he finally accepted to be the leader of security police of Paris, he founded the 1st detective agency and he is considered to be the father of modern criminology.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

19 December 2018 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Emperor of Paris See more »

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Budget:

EUR22,100,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,611,035
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