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The Emperor of Paris (2018)

L'Empereur de Paris (original title)
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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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Storyline

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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This is the third collaboration between director Jean-François Richet and actor Vincent Cassel after the diptych ((The Instinct of Death / The Public Enemy No. 1 (2008)- L'Instinct de mort / L'Ennemi public nº 1 (2008))) and ((A moment of misguidance (2015)- Un moment d'égarement (2015))). In 2011, the two men had in common another, but unsuccessful, historical film project: a two-part biopic focusing on General La Fayette. See more »

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Music by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
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31 March 2020 | by ph-nijmanSee all my reviews

Good movie, wel performed And shot. There May be some holes in the story but scenery and achting make up for that. Waiting for the directors cut.


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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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2.40 : 1
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