By Jean-François RICHET

GAUMONT - as SALES All rights, World / DISTR Theatrical, TV, DVD-video, VOD, Airline, FRANCE

Action/Adventure - Completed 2018

Jean-François Richet and Vincent Cassel team up again
to tell the story of a fascinating character which inspired
the greatest authors like Victor Hugo for Les Miserables.

    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Action/Adventure
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Duration
    • 120 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jean-François RICHET
    • Synopsis
    • At the height of Napoleon’s reign, Vidocq – the only man who successfully broke out from two high-security prisons – is a legend. Left for dead after his latest dazzling escape, the ex-con is laying low as a modest cloth merchant.
      Caught up by his past, he’s being framed by his former cellmates for a murder he didn’t commit. To prove his innocence and his good faith, he makes a deal with the police: he hunts down all the thieves and murderers in the streets of Paris, in exchange for his grace.
      From convict to sheriff… Vidocq becomes, without intending to, the Emperor of Paris.