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Released: September 19, 2001 (France)
January 2, 2007 (USA)
Runtime: 100 minutes
Country: France
Language: French

Vidocq is a 2001 mystery film that takes place in a steampunk version of 19th century Paris, pitting the historical figure Eugène François Vidocq against a supernatural serial killer. It is notable as being the first major fantasy film to be released that was shot entirely with digital cinematography.


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 on the investigation....

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