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The Emperor of Paris

A legendary criminal escapes a penal colony and reinvents himself as a trader in Napoleonic Paris.


Why watch this film?

Vincent Cassel (from 'Black Swan' and practically an honorary Brazilian) is the star of an interesting film set during the Napoleonic Wars. Like that historical period, the movie is a mess, full of blood and action scenes. Even though the script isn't the strong point, the production engages us with its beautiful period reconstruction (including gorgeous sets and locations) and, of course, Cassel's performance.



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Plot summary

Under the reign of Napoleon, François Vidocq, the only man who escaped from the greatest penal colony of the country, is a legend of the low-Parisian fund. Left for dead after his last spectacular escape, the ex-penal colony prisoner tries to make him forget under the traits of a single trader.

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