The Film Catalogue
The Emperor of Paris

AFM 2018 Screening Schedule

AMC Santa Monica 1
Oct. 31 - 1:00 pm

AMC Santa Monica 1
Nov. 1 - 3:00 pm

AMC Santa Monica 1
Nov. 3 - 9:00 am

The Emperor of Paris

Alternate Titles: L'Empereur de Paris

Action/Adventure, Historical | French | 115 minutes



Cast & Crew


Jean-François Richet


Nicolas Altmayer, Eric Altmayer


Eric Besnard


Vincent Cassel, Olga Kurylenko, Freya Mavor, August Diehl, Fabrice Luchini, James Thierrée


At the height of Napoleon’s reign, Vidocq – the only man who successfully broke out of prison 27 times – is a legend. Left for dead after his latest, dazzling 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.
From convict to sheriff… Vidocq becomes, without intending to, the Emperor of Paris.

Jean-François Richet and Vincent Cassel team up again to tell the story of a fascinating character who inspired the greatest authors like Victor Hugo for Les Miserables.
Based on a true story, the most ambitious action/adventure movie in recent memory that gathers an international cast as well as the best technicians France can offer.

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