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THE EMPEROR OF PARIS

by Jean-François Richet

synopsis

At the height of Napoleon’s reign, Vidocq – the only man who successfully broke out of prison 27 times – is a legend. Left for dead after his latest, dazzling escape, the ex-con is lying low as a modest cloth merchant. When his past catches up with him, he is framed by former cellmates for a murder he didn’t commit. To prove his innocence and his good faith, he makes a deal with the police: In exchange for his freedom, he will hunt down all the thieves and murderers on the streets of Paris. From convict to sheriff… Vidocq becomes, without intending to, the Emperor of Paris.

international title: The Emperor of Paris
original title: L'Empereur de Paris
country: France
sales agent: Gaumont
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Jean-François Richet
film run: 110'
release date: FR 19/12/2018, BE 19/12/2018, CH 19/12/2018, HU 20/12/2018, SI 27/12/2018, PL 4/01/2019, HR 17/01/2019, GR 31/01/2019, ES 26/07/2019
screenplay: Jean-François Richet, Eric Besnard
cast: Olga Kurylenko, Vincent Cassel, Freya Mavor, August Diehl, Denis Ménochet, James Thiérrée, Patrick Chesnais, Denis Lavant, Jérôme Pouly, Fabrice Luchini
cinematography by: Manu Dacosse
film editing: Hervé Schneid
costumes designer: Pierre-Yves Gayraud
producer: Eric Altmayer, Nicolas Altmayer
production: Mandarin Productions / Mandarin Cinéma
distributor: Gaumont Distribution, Athena Films, Ascot Elite Entertainment Group, Vertigo Media, Blitz Films & Video Distribution, Akson Studio, Selecta Visión, Odeon
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