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Vidocq, Fighting a Myth

Vidocq, Fighting a Myth

A Feature film by Pitof

Produced by Rf2k

Release in France : 19/09/2001

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Production and distribution (4)

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Film exports/foreign sales :

TF1 International

Co-productions :

STUDIOCANAL, TF1 Films Production

French distribution :

Fox France

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A man clings to the edge of a roaring furnace. Above him looms a masked figure. The figure removes the mask and VIDOCQ, thief turned investigator and master of disguise, looks up in horror - and falls to his doom.
Thus begin the sinister events that grip Paris on the eve of a second Revolution. Many want to know why their hero has died, but none is more determined than dashing young journalist ETIENNE BOISSET. With grim determination he tracks the truth through the darkest corners of the city: from brothel to opium-den, even to the bizarre inner sanctum of Vidocq's own hide-out. Etienne begins to build up a picture of inconceivable depravity...
...Three men have died as if by divine retribution. Three men whose trade in young virgins was for stranger and more horrifying purposes than anyone, even Vidocq, could have imagined. But by the time he realises the terrible truth, it's too late. His final chase brings him face to face with his diabolical nemesis, the mirror-man, THE ALCHEMIST.
For Vidocq, the solution to the mystery spells death.
Or does it?

Full credits (16)

Executive Producers :

Olivier Granier, Dominique Farrugia

Adapter/dialogue writer :

Jean-Christophe Grangé

Director of Photography :

Jean-Pierre Sauvaire

Press Attachés (film) :

Alexandra Schamis, Blanche Aurore Duault

Sound editors :

Sélim Azzazi, Laurent Kossayan

Production Designer :

Jean Rabasse

Music Composer :

Bruno Coulais

Costume designers :

Carine Sarfati, Marc Caro

Assistant directors :

Thierry Mauvoisin, Patricia Eberhard

Screenwriter :

Jean-Christophe Grangé

Sound recordists :

Brigitte Taillandier, Vincent Arnardi

Editor :

Thierry Hoss

Continuity supervisor :

Laurence Couturier Gondre

Art directors :

Hervé Babaud, Sabrine Chartier

Choreographer :

Corinne Devaux

Sound Mixer :

Laurent Kossayan

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Feature film

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Adventure, Historical

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100% French (France)

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Runtime :

1 h 40 min

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Posters (1)


News (13)

Festival Selections (7)

Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival - 2002

Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival (Brazil, 2002)


Panorama of World Cinema

Shanghai - International Film Festival - 2002

Shanghai - International Film Festival (China, 2002)


Official Competition

Moscow - French Film Festival - 2001

Moscow - French Film Festival (Russia, 2001)


Official Section

Acapulco French Film Festival - 2001

Acapulco French Film Festival (Mexico, 2001)


French Feature Films : Olivier Albou

Cannes Film Market - 2001

Cannes Film Market (France, 2001)



Delegations (3)