Michel Vaujour was a career criminal whose work as a thief had a tendency to get him locked up in prison, and he’s spent 27 years of his life behind bars, including 17 years in solitary confinement. However, Vaujour also had a knack for getting out of jail — he escaped from prison no fewer than five times, using methods as simple as a fake gun carved from a bar of soap and as sophisticated as a rescue by helicopter. Vaujour speaks in depth about his life of crime, his years in prison and his daring bids for freedom. But Vaujour also reveals an intelligence and insightful turn of mind one might not expect from a professional thief, and he talks about the revelation that led him to a new understand himself and freed him from the prison of his mind and soul that had been holding him down most of his life.
Written by Fabienne Godet and Franck Vassal
Directed by Fabienne Godet
Produced by Bertrand Faivre and Sophie Quiédeville