'Poldark' meets 'Games of Throne's in this epic historical action thriller focused on the dramatic Parisienne underworld battles that occurred during Napoleon's early 1800's reign. Under the reign of Napoleon, Francois Vidocq (Vincent Cassel) cuts a notorious figure in the Paris underworld: he is the only man to have escaped the country's most terrifying penal colonies. After being falsely accused of murder, Vidocq makes a deal with the head of the Police: in exchange for his freedom, Vidocq will help the police fight the criminal classes. Despite obtaining exceptional results, he provokes the hostility of both the police and the criminals, who put a price on his head...
Life after the Revolution
- The Emperor of Paris review by AA
Interesting film covering the period after the revolution and the lawless nature of life in parts of Paris, and the links to people with connections to Napoleon. Similar to the recent BBC series of a similar period the story starts on the floating prison ships of TOULON and quickly moves to Paris and who controls the streets. The action moved at steady pace and the story line for the most was credible. Excellent performances from the cast led Vincent Cassel.
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- The Emperor of Paris review by Alphaville
After the exciting Mesrine, this second collaboration between director Jean-Francois Richet and star Vincent Cassel is a real disappointment. Set in Napoleonic France, it’s mostly filmed in dingy interiors and is more concerned with period mood and lighting than plot, character and action. The result, even for die-hard Vincent fans, is a soporific bore.