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.
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
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 »
Great movie but no further information was given at the end.
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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