Vidocq (2001)

Original Title : Vidocq
Director : Pitof
Writer : Jean-Christophe Grangé
Genre : Crime
Country : France
Language : French
Producer : Dominique Farrugia , Olivier Granier
Music : Bruno Coulais
Photography : Jean-Pierre Sauvaire
Jean-Claude Thibaut
Distributor : Buena Vista International [ar]
IMDB ID : 0164961
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poster for "Vidocq" by Pitof (2001)
Vidocq (2001) - Pitof


Gérard Depardieu Vidocq
Guillaume Canet Etienne Boisset
Guillaume Canet Etienne Boisset


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...


Definately worth it. Lately, I've come to consider "Les Filmes Seville" on a movie to be a mark of quality (Seville is not listed in the IMDB's database, but their logo is on the back of the Canadian show box).First I saw The Hole, then Lost &, Delirious, and now this. Being a Canadian, if watching this film without the hinderance of subtitles is the only thing I use my 11 years of French immersion for, then the more difficult program was worth it. One of the things I like best about this film is the fact the special effects are used to help tell the story, instead of taking it over.Also, the cinemeatography was superb.The entire movie has kind of an overall dark feeling that helps me to overlook "rough-around-the-edges" parts commented on by other users. Another facet of this film which cannot be overlooked is the quality of the sound track.This is one of the first films I've seen which uses Dolby Digital to augment the story and, quite a few times, a quiet sound coming over the rear speakers caused me to glance over my shoulder. Now, if we could only convince Hollywood to use technology (most notably Dolby Digital/DTS and DVD) like these folks did...
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Vidocq (2001) - Pitof