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The Emperor of Paris

L'Empereur de Paris

Directed by Jean-François Richet
France, 2018
Adventure, History

Synopsis

Under the empire, François Vidocq, a former convict, became head of the Paris police.

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The Emperor of Paris Directed by Jean-François Richet

Awards & Festivals

César Awards

2019 | 2 nominations including: Meilleurs décors

Critics reviews

Along with screenwriter Eric Besnard (Babylon A.D.), [Richet has] decided to eschew much of what makes Vidocq interesting in retrospect, such as how he conducted some of the first-known crime scene investigations and experimented with ballistics, anthropometrics and shoe prints, turning him instead into the swaggering hero of a brainless post-French Revolution shoot-’em-up.
January 09, 2019
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