'THE EMPEROR OF PARIS'
ince Hollywood is currently mass murdering poor little turkeys and feasting on Thanksgiving, your trusted spy is doing what he knows you love best: going fully international, or, in this case, popping over to French capital Paris! Not
|The film opens in France this December!|
the modern one, though, but the smellier, dirtier 18th century one! Earlier this spring I was, as always of course, one of the first ones to inform you that the French are preparing a lavish new period set adventure, and now we have the first trailer and magnificent character posters for THE EMPEROR OF PARIS
(L'Empereur de Paris) in which our favourite French star Vincent Cassel
takes the lead role, alongside always lovely and stunningly charismatic Russian star Olga Kurylenko
, in the story of François Vidocq, the legend of the underground, the only man to
|Olga Kurylenko plays baroness De Giverny in the movie!|
successfully have escaped from the greatest penal colony in the country! Freya Mavor, Denis Menochet, August Diehl, Denis Lavant, James Thierree, Patrick Chesnais, Fabrice Luchini
are also in the
|Vincent Cassel is Eugene Francois Vidocq!|
international cast. Directed by Jean Francois Richet
, the historical thriller should storm French cinemas December 19th and will move across Europe throughout winter and spring.
WHAT'S THE FILM ABOUT? U
nder the reign of Napoleon, François Vidocq, the only man to have escaped from the biggest prisons of the country, is a legend of the Parisian
underground. Left to die after his last spectacular escape, the ex-convict tries to be forgotten in the guise of a simple trader. His past caught him, however,
and, after being accused of a murder he did not commit, he offered a deal to the chief of security: he joined the police to fight the underworld, in exchange
for his freedom. Despite exceptional results, it provokes the hostility of his fellow police officers and the fury of the underworld who put a price on his head ... alive or dead.