VidocqSeptember 19, 2001
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)
Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Guillaume Canet, Inés Sastre
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
Le vieux souffleur
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
Opening Weekend: €624,810
(27 January 2002)
(4 August 2002)
Did You Know?
Originally Daniel Auteuil was set to play Vidocq, but ran into a scheduling conflict when the movie's production was postponed.
style is substance
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
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