Back to top

Dark Portals: The Chronicles of Vidocq

Guillaume Canet, Gérard Depardieu, Ines Sastre, André Dussollier, Edith Scob, Moussa Maaskri, Jean-Pierre Gos, Isabelle Renauld, Jean-Pol Dubois, Andre Penvern
opium, raw
Spoiler alert
Blog entry

Detective Nimier tells journalist Étienne, “Get out, you moron.” (0:10)

Foundry manager tells Nimier’s partner Vidocq, “Oh... just a drunk catching fire.” (0:15)

Vidocq asks Nimier, “Are you crazy?” (0:18)

Préah tells Étienne, referring to Vidocq and the murder victims, “He thought they had other fetishes.” (0:38)

Préah tells Étienne, referring to Vidocq and the murder victims, “He believed those men were despicable perverts.” (0:41)

Journalist Froissard tells Étienne, “Soon I’ll have... the ringleader who manipulated the three perverts.”
Étienne: “But you’re mad; you’re crazy.”
”Yes, druggies and alcoholics.” (0:50)

Girls smoke a hookah. (0:52)

Froissard tells Étienne, “Opium, my friend. Opium. Doped to the eyeballs. She spends her time in her opium den since her husband passed away.” (0:52)

An Indian servant in an opium den prepares a pipe. Doctor Ernest Lafitte’s wife Marine tells Étienne, “My opium fix before.”
”It all began with Ernest, with his obsession, with the obsession of a man in love with himself, the obsession of a man afraid of aging.”
Étienne: “He was a pervert.”
Marine: “He was only fixated on his wrinkles.”
Étienne: “Madame, you’re mad because of the drugs.”
”You’re delirious.”
Marine, referring to the virgins: “They drugged them so they’d sleep.”
”But opium made me weak, made me forget.” (0:56)

Tauzet reads, “The Alchemist is at once both a killer and a savant. (1:05)

Étienne tells Chief of Police Lautrennes, “You’re crazy.”
”You’re crazy.” (1:10)

Lautrennes tells his assistants, referring to Étienne, “The Alchemist follows that moron and eliminates the witnesses behind him.” (1:22)

Nimier's grave in cemetery (1:32)