The Emperor of Paris

    All titles (3)
    Feature Film | 2017-2018 | Period, Whodunit | Belgium, France


    Brief synopsis

    Under the reign of Napoleon, François Vidocq cuts a notorious figure in the Parisian underworld: he is the only man to have escaped the country's most terrifying penal colonies. Left for dead after his last, spectacular escape, the former prisoner tries to pass himself off as a simple merchant. But his past catches up with him. After being falsely accused of murder, Vidocq makes a deal with the head of the Police: in exchange for his freedom, Vidocq will help the police fight the criminal classes. Despite obtaining exceptional results, he provokes the hostility of fellow police agents and the fury of criminals, who put a price on his head...


    ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
    Vincent CasselFrançois Vidocq [L]
    Fabrice LuchiniFouché [GS]
    Patrick ChesnaisHenry [SR]
    August DiehlNathanaël [SR]
    Olga KurylenkoLa baronne [SR]
    Denis LavantMaillard [SR]
    Freya MavorAnnette [SR]
    Denis MénochetDubillard [SR]
    Jérôme PoulyCourtaud [SR]
    James ThierréeLe Duc [SR]


    1st ADJames Canal
    Vfx supervisorAlain Carsoux
    Director of photographyManuel Dacosse
    DIT digital imaging technicianJimmy Christophe
    Casting directorGigi Akoka
    Costume designerPierre-Yves Gayraud
    Additional wardrobeVéronique Trémoureuxrenfort à Paris et studio
    DirectorJean-François Richet
    Script supervisorIsabelle Querrioux
    Extras coordinatorLouis Rambaldi
    EditorHervé Schneid
    ComposerMarco Beltrami
    ComposerMarcus Trumpp
    Music supervisorVarda Kakon
    ProducerNicolas Altmayer
    ProducerÉric Altmayer
    Production designerÉmile Ghigo
    Standby propsBenjamin Mornetadditionnal, 4 weeks
    Location scoutFabienne Guicheneuy
    Location scoutLionel Guerrini
    Production managerFrançois Hamel
    Post production supervisorPatricia Colombat
    Assistant location managerBertrand Dupuy
    ScreenwriterÉric Besnardscénario original & adaptation
    ScreenwriterJean-François Richetadaptation
    Production sound mixerJean Minondo
    Boom operatorMalo Thouément
    Second boom operatorGeoffrey Terreau

    Production companies

    Mandarin Production [fr]
    Gaumont [fr]co-production
    France 2 Cinéma [fr]co-production
    France 3 Cinéma [fr]co-production
    Scope Pictures [be]co-production
    Actes Prolétariens [fr]
    120 Films [fr]

    Distributing companies

    Gaumont [fr]
    Splendid Film GmbH [de]Germany (theatrical)


    TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
    RepeatFranceFrance 2 [fr]Sunday, 17/01/2021, 9.05 PMFree-TV Premiere
    RepeatBelgiumLa Une [be]Friday, 15/01/2021, 9.05 PM
    RepeatFranceCiné+ [fr]Wednesday, 27/05/2020, 8.50 PMCiné+ Premier
    RepeatFranceCanal+ [fr]Friday, 27/03/2020, 9.50 AMCanal+ Décalé
    RepeatFranceCanal+ [fr]Sunday, 27/10/2019, 11.35 PMCanal+ Cinéma
    RepeatFranceCanal+ [fr]Friday, 18/10/2019, 11.10 PMCanal+ Cinéma
    First showingFranceCanal+ [fr]Friday, 04/10/2019, 9.05 PM


    Theatre releasePortugalThursday, 14/11/2019
    Theatre releaseSpainFriday, 26/07/2019
    Theatre releaseTurkeyFriday, 19/07/2019
    Theatre releaseGreeceThursday, 31/01/2019
    Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 19/12/2018