The Emperor of Paris

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

    Trailers/Videos

    • [fr] Teaser
    • [fr] Bande-annonce officielle (Unifrance)

    Brief synopsis

    Français :
    Sous le règne de Napoléon, François Vidocq, le seul homme à s'être échappé des plus grands bagnes du pays, est une légende des bas-fonds parisiens. Laissé pour mort après sa dernière évasion spectaculaire, l'ex-bagnard essaye de se faire oublier sous les traits d'un simple commerçant. Son passé le rattrape pourtant, et, après avoir été accusé d'un meurtre qu'il n'a pas commis, il propose un marché au chef de la sûreté : il rejoint la police pour combattre la pègre, en échange de sa liberté. Malgré des résultats exceptionnels, il provoque l'hostilité de ses confrères policiers et la fureur de la pègre qui a mis sa tête à prix...

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    English :
    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...

    Cast

    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]

    Crew

    ActivityNameComment
    Director of photographyManuel Dacosse
    DIT digital imaging technicianJimmy Christophe
    Casting directorGigi Akoka
    Costume designerPierre-Yves Gayraud
    DirectorJean-François Richet
    Script supervisorIsabelle Querrioux
    EditorHervé Schneid
    ComposerMarco Beltrami
    ComposerMarcus Trumpp
    Music supervisorVarda Kakon
    ProducerNicolas Altmayer
    ProducerÉric Altmayer
    Production designerÉmile Ghigo
    Location scoutLionel Guerrini
    Location scoutFabienne Guicheneuy
    Unit 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
    Vfx supervisorAlain Carsoux

    Production companies

    CompanyComment
    Mandarin Cinéma [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

    CompanyComment
    Gaumont [fr]
    Splendid Film GmbH [de]Verleih Deutschland

    TV-broadcast

    TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
    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

    Cinema

    TypeCountryDateComment
    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