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
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 »