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Vidocq, Fighting a Myth

Vidocq, Fighting a Myth

A Feature film by Pitof

Produced by Rigolo Films 2000

Release in France : 19/09/2001


    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?

    Actors (25)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Rigolo Films 2000

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    TF1 Studio

    Co-productions :

    STUDIOCANAL, TF1 Films Production

    French distribution :

    Fox France

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    Full credits (16)

    Executive Producers :

    Olivier Granier, Dominique Farrugia

    Adaptation :

    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)

    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)


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    Acapulco French Film Festival - 2001

    Acapulco French Film Festival (Mexico, 2001)


    French Feature Films

    Cannes Film Market - 2001

    Cannes Film Market (France, 2001)



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