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The Emperor of Paris

The Emperor of Paris

A Feature film by Jean-François Richet

Produced by Mandarin Production

Release in France : 19/12/2018


    At the height of Napoleon’s reign, François Vidocq, the only man to have escaped from France's toughest prisons, is a legend amongst the inhabitants of Paris's seediest zones. Left for dead after his latest spectacular 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. Despite exceptional results, he provokes the hostility of his police colleagues and the fury of underworld, which has put a price on his head.

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    Mandarin Production

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    Executive Producers :

    Éric Altmayer, Nicolas Altmayer

    Adaptation :

    Eric Besnard, Jean-François Richet

    Director of Photography :

    Manu Dacosse

    Production Manager :

    François Hamel

    Editor :

    Hervé Schneid

    Production Designer :

    Emile Ghigo

    Music Composers :

    Marco Beltrami, Marcus Trumpp

    Costume designer :

    Pierre-Yves Gayraud

    Post-production supervisor :

    Patricia Colombat

    Assistant Director :

    James Canal

    Screenwriter :

    Eric Besnard

    Sound recordists :

    Jean Minondo, Sélim Azzazi, Thomas Gauder

    Press Attachés (film) :

    André-Paul Ricci, Tony Arnoux, Gustave Shaïmi, Pablo Garcia-Fons

    Continuity supervisor :

    Isabelle Querrioux

    Art director :

    Pauline Thomas

    Casting :

    Gigi Akoka

    Visual effects :

    Alain Carsoux

    Sound supervisor :

    Varda Kakon

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    Feature film

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    Historical, Crime/thriller

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 50 min

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    Rating restrictions :

    Suitable for all viewers, with warnings

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