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Year: 2019
Original Title: L'Empereur de Paris
Length: 120 minutes
Genre: Adventure, History
Studios: Mandarin Cinéma, Gaumont
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Plot

Under the reign of emperor Napoleon, François Vidocq is considered a legend in the parisians deep suburbs: he is the only man who has achieved to scape alive from the most dangerous colonial jails of the country. Left for dead after his last and spectacular escape, the old convict will try to hide himself a few years by living as a common merchant. But his past ends up chasing him and, after being false-accused of a murder, Vidocq will have to make a deal with the police chief himself. Vidocq will help the police to fight crime in Paris in change por his freedom. Despite obtaining excellent results, he will make enemies in the police and will anger the criminals, that have put a prize for his head.

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Cast The Emperor of Paris

Vincent Cassel

Vincent Cassel

François Vidocq

Olga Kurylenko

Olga Kurylenko

La Baronne

Denis Ménochet

Denis Ménochet

Dubillard

Freya Mavor

Freya Mavor

Annette

August Diehl

August Diehl

Nathanaël

Denis Lavant

Denis Lavant

Denis Lavant

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Trivia The Emperor of Paris

Scenes have been filmed on the "La Base", the old air force base 217 located near Brétigny-sur-Orge and Plessis-Pâté in Essone. Production is also installed in the castles of Vaux-lee-Vicomte and Fontainebleau in Seine et Marne. The story of François Vidocq is based on true events. He is a very relevant figure in the french culture, even though he is not well-known outside the country. Richet and his team wanted to shoot in Prague, due to lower cost and because its streets look very familiar with Pari's streets. In the end, the producers decided to shoot in France, in Ile-de-France.

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