Vidocq

September 19, 2001 0 By Fans
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Plot

Paris. 1830. In the heart of the town, Vidocq, a famous detective, disappeared as he fights the Alchemist…

Release Year: 2001

Rating: 6.4/10 (11,428 voted)

Director:
Pitof

Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Guillaume Canet, Inés Sastre

Storyline
Paris. 1830. In the heart of the town, Vidocq, a famous detective, disappeared as he fights the Alchemist, an assassin that he has been pursuing for a few months. His young biographer, Etienne Boisset, decides to have revenge on Vidocq's death and takes the investigation on…

Writers: François-Eugène Vidocq, Pitof

Cast:

Gérard Depardieu

Vidocq


Guillaume Canet

Etienne Boisset


Inés Sastre

Préah


André Dussollier

Lautrennes


Edith Scob

Sylvia


Moussa Maaskri

Nimier


Jean-Pierre Gos

Tauzet


Isabelle Renauld

Marine Lafitte


Jean-Pol Dubois

Belmont


André Penvern

Veraldi


Gilles Arbona

Lafitte


Jean-Marc Thibault

Leviner


François Chattot

Froissard


Elsa Kikoïne

La muette


Fred Ulysse

Le vieux souffleur

Taglines:
To look into his mask was to lose your soul.

Release Date: 19 September 2001

Filming Locations: Bordeaux, Gironde, France



Box Office Details

Budget: FRF 152,000,000

(estimated)

Opening Weekend: €624,810
(Spain)
(27 January 2002)
(180 Screens)

Gross: $565,693
(Russia)
(4 August 2002)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

Originally Daniel Auteuil was set to play Vidocq, but ran into a scheduling conflict when the movie's production was postponed.



User Review

style is substance

Rating: 8/10

The story takes place in 1830's France. As Paris teeters on the verge of
revolt, the country's greatest detective is in pursuit of a masked villain.
The pursuit turns deadly and Vidocq, the detective, is killed. Now its up to
his biographer to piece together what happened and avenge the murder of his
idol.

You'll either love this or hate it, since a good chunk of this movie is
based on its flashy visual style. I tend to hate that sort of thing, but for
me there was enough of a plot to keep me interested and enthralled to the
end.Yes there are some cliched twists, but I didn't care the movie just
moved me along with some wonderful bits. It was only at the end that I was
left wanting, probably because there was too much in the way of the plot
that wasn't addressed before the credits rolled. I wish we had gotten a tad
more meat. Still its worth a shot.

Eight out of Ten