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Release Date:
27 September 2000 (France) See more »
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Tagline:
Evil rises to new heights.
Plot:
Parisian murder detective commissioner Pierre Niemans is called to Gueron, a self-sufficient, prestigious university in a mountain valley... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Great Movie, But With a Deceptive Conclusion See more (161 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jean Reno ... Pierre Niemans

Vincent Cassel ... Max Kerkerian

Nadia Farès ... Fanny Ferreira / Judith Herault (as Nadia Fares)

Dominique Sanda ... Sister Andrée
Karim Belkhadra ... Captain Dahmane

Jean-Pierre Cassel ... Dr. Bernard Chernezé
Didier Flamand ... The Dean
François Levantal ... Pathologist
Francine Bergé ... Headmistress

Philippe Nahon ... Man at Petrol Station
Laurent Lafitte ... Hubert, the Dean's Son
Robert Gendreu ... Cemetery Warden
Christophe Bernard ... Skinhead #1

Nicky Naudé ... Skinhead #2 (as Nicky Naude)
Tonio Descanvelle ... Sarzac Policeman #1
Olivier Rousset ... Sarzac Policeman #2
Françoise Loreau ... Nun in Convent

Vincent Tulli ... Computer Technician
Nicolas Koretzky ... Computer Cop
Sami Zitouni ... Youth #1 on Sarzac Estate
Slim Zitouni ... Youth #2 on Sarzac Estate
Christophe Rossignon ... Policeman in Station Wagon on Bridge
Dominique Bettenfeld ... Policeman with Theory
Alexis Robin ... Blind Child with Dog
Alain Guerillot ... Skinhead Cafe Owner
Laurent Avare ... Rémy Caillois
Olivier Morel ... Philippe Sertys
Vincent Skimenti ... Policeman (as Vincent Schimenti)

Directed by
Mathieu Kassovitz 
 
Writing credits
Jean-Christophe Grangé (novel "Red Blood Rivers")

Jean-Christophe Grangé (screenplay) and
Mathieu Kassovitz (screenplay)

Produced by
Jérôme Chalou .... line producer
Alain Goldman .... producer
Catherine Morisse .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Bruno Coulais 
 
Cinematography by
Thierry Arbogast 
 
Film Editing by
Maryline Monthieux 
 
Casting by
Pierre-Jacques Bénichou 
 
Production Design by
Thierry Flamand 
 
Set Decoration by
Cécilia Blom 
 
Costume Design by
Sandrine Follet 
Julie Mauduech 
 
Makeup Department
Aurora Bergere .... makeup artist
Christophe Chabenet .... special makeup effects artist
Denis Gastouet .... special makeup effects artist
Sylvie Greco .... makeup artist
Karina Gruais .... makeup artist
Patrice Iva .... key hair stylist
Frédéric Lainé .... special makeup effects artist
Jean-Christophe Spadaccini .... special makeup effects artist
Nathalie Tissier .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jean-Louis Bergamini .... assistant unit manager
Sylvain Bouladoux .... unit manager
Jérôme Chalou .... production manager
Dominique Dubreuil .... assistant unit manager
Guinal Riou .... unit manager trainee
Antoine Vierny .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Diane .... trainee assistant director
Pascal Guérin .... second assistant director
Valérie Othnin-Girard .... first assistant director
Raphaëlle Piani .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Luc Compère .... construction manager
Farid Kermici .... storyboard artist
Sandrine Magner .... art department accountant
Emmanuel Marais .... assistant art director
Manuel Mougin .... property master
Stanislas Reydellet .... assistant art director
Jean-Claude Tenes .... construction manager
Alain Veyssier .... first assistant art director (as Alain Veissier)
Marc Thiébault .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Philippe Amouroux .... sound re-recording mixer
Nicolas Becker .... sound effects
Anne Delacour .... dialogue editor
Michel Filippi .... adr supervisor
Cyril Holtz .... sound re-recording mixer
Vincent Montrobert .... assistant sound editor
Vincent Tulli .... sound editor
Vincent Tulli .... sound
Emmanuel Ughetto .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Pascal Buron .... special effects production
Pascal Molina .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Laurent Borenstein .... visual effects technical director
Stephanie Boutinaud .... digital artist
Nabila Daniault .... digital grader
Fabrice Delapierre .... animator
Sophie Denize .... visual effects coordinator
Yann Doray .... compositor
Arnaud Fouquet .... digital artist
David François .... digital compositor
Gilles Gaillard .... digital grader: Mikrosimage
Christian Guillon .... visual effects director: L'EST
Benoit Holl .... animator
Krao .... visual effects supervisor
Philippe Leprince .... effects technical director
Jean Baptiste Lère .... 3D supervisor
Gaston Marcotti .... digital artist
Nicolas Rey .... 3D supervisor
Julien Rousseau .... rotoscoper
Gaël Seydoux .... lighting technical director: MikrosImage
Agnès Sébenne .... visual effects producer
Malek Touzani .... animator
 
Stunts
Virginie Arnaud .... stunts
Alain Barbier .... stunts
Rémi Canaple .... assistant stunt coordinator
Rémi Canaple .... stunts
Patrick Cauderlier .... stunt coordinator
Jean-Claude Lagniez .... stunt driver
Sébastien Lagniez .... stunt double
Nicky Naudé .... fight arranger
Catherine Robert .... stunts
Dany Roca .... stunts
Patrick Steltzer .... stunts
Gilles Conseil .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Campbell .... crane operator: Technocrane
Emmanuel de Fleury .... assistant camera
Patrick de Ranter .... Steadicam operator
Jean-Marie Delorme .... aerial assistant camera
Georges Diane .... camera operator
Bruno Dubet .... key grip
Xavier Embry .... grip
Guy Ferrandis .... still photographer
Gil Fontbonne .... key grip
Monika Jeziorowska .... still photographer (as Mimka Jeziorowska)
Eric Larsen .... equipment grip
Dominique Legueux .... key grip
Sophie Lelou .... electric intern (as Sophie Mollard)
Nicolas Massart .... assistant camera
Yves Michaud .... Steadicam operator
Vincent Muller .... focus puller
Xavier Renaudot .... electrician
Bruno Roza .... grip
Daniel Savary .... aerial assistant camera
Nicolas Sommermeyer .... best boy grip
Jean-Baptiste Thibaud .... Steadicam operator
Patrick Vobecourt .... electrician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dorothée Lissac .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Miguel Bejo .... telecine dailies colorist
Virginie Bruant .... assistant editor
Agathe Cauvin .... assistant editor
Sandro Lavezzi .... apprentice editor
Yvan Lucas .... color timer
Soazic Veillon .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Stéphane Briand .... assistant music mixer (as Stephane Briand)
Bruno Coulais .... orchestrator
Laura Giansily .... assistant music supervisor
Christophe Guiot .... conductor
Philippe Laffont .... music mixer
Philippe Laffont .... music recordist
Paris Philharmonic Orchestra .... music played by
Slim Pezin .... music supervisor
Stéphane Reichart .... assistant music recordist (as Stephane Reichart)
Benjamin Caillaud .... assistant music recordist (uncredited)
Frankii Elliott .... composer: additional music US/international versions (uncredited)
Frankii Elliott .... composer: trailer US /international versions (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Michèle Andreucci .... continuity
Pascal Brun .... helicopter services
Audrey Mery .... production secretary
Jurgen Proschinger .... post-production deal broker
Nathalie Vierny .... continuity
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Les rivières pourpres" - France (original title)
"Crimson River" - Japan (English title) (DVD title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence/grisly images and language
Runtime:
106 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia:
Director Cameo: [Mathieu Kassovitz]as the hooded killer who shoots at Jean Reno at the bottom of the stairwell in the house on stilts. His voice is also heard over the CB radio talking to Vincent Cassel.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: The plot implies that identical twins have the same finger prints, which it's false.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Captain Dahmane:We'll touch base in two hours.
Policeman:Which way do we go?
Captain Dahmane:There. Okay? See you later, guys.
[looks at Niemans]
Captain Dahmane:Can I help you?
Pierre Niemans:Got a light?
Captain Dahmane:Who let you through?
Pierre Niemans:Your men. Commissioner Pierre Niemans.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013)See more »
Soundtrack:
Virtual SkinfightersSee more »

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21 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
Great Movie, But With a Deceptive Conclusion, 28 August 2005
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In Guernon, an isolated mountain area where the local University rules the town, the Chief Inspector Pierre Niemans (Jean Reno) arrives from Paris to investigate a hideous crime, when the victim was tortured and mutilated before dying. Meanwhile, Detective Max Kerkerian (Vincent Cassel) comes to the same place, following the investigation of a profaned tomb of a young girl. They join forces and find a plot of eugenics in the University, with abductions, murders and revenge.

Yesterday I saw this great movie again, trying to find some answers to questions I raised the first time I saw it four years ago. Unfortunately, they have no explanations along the story. "Les Rivières Pourpres" has magnificent locations, maybe the most beautiful landscapes I have seen in a crime movie. The cast is outstanding, highlighting the charismatic Jean Reno and Vincent Cassel. However, the screenplay has flaws and presents a deceptive conclusion. My questions are: (1) If Judith was kidnapped in the nursery of the hospital, exchanged by the daughter of another person, what happened to the other child? (2) Who raised Judith, if her mother got crazy and went to a dark cell in a convent? (3) If her mother knew where her other daughter was, why didn't she go to the French justice and fight to retrieve the child? (4) How Judith found and approached Fanny? Anyway, usually worths watching serial killer stories and this one is very above the average. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Rio Vermelhos" ("Red Rivers")

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