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THE EMPEROR OF PARIS

Under 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 bas fonds. 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 his head at a price …

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