disguises: Vidocq


The famed detective Vidocq disappears while pursuing a murderer called the Alchemist in Paris in 1830 . His young biographer follows in his footsteps and progressively uncovers Vidocq’s investigations.

A wonderful if confusing French movie. I though Pitof would do something really weird and wonderful with Catwoman – well at least until I saw the ghastly movie.

Préah (Inés Sastre) appears in a couple of scenes disguised as an asian dancer. What – you didn’t know they had prosthetic makeup in early nineteenth-century France.

The makeup

Kuno Schlegelmilch was the makeup designer and chief makeup artist: Jean-Christophe Spadaccini and Denis Gastou were the chief prosthetic and SFX makeup artists.