The times of Napoleon Bonaparte. Vidocq is a brutal, criminal who steals and robs in the streets of Paris. It is not stopped by the thick walls of the most strictly guarded prisons. He escapes. After a successful escape from the dungeon Vidoc, hiding his identity, but the accomplices got wind of it. Vidocq cooperates with the police and, in exchange for freedom, helps her clear the streets of all sorts of thieves, and creates an entire empire of the fight against crime. Movie in French with subtitles in Latvian and Russian.