Crimson Rivers 2: Angels of the Apocalypse (2004)
"Les rivières pourpres 2 - Les anges de l'apocalypse" (original title)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  18 February 2004 (France)
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Pierre Niemans faces the threat of the apocalypse while investigating a series of ritual murders.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Heinrich von Garten
L'ermite borgne
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Augustin Legrand ...
Serge Riaboukine ...
Père Vincent
Père Dominique
Francis Renaud ...
Flic Reda #1
David Saracino ...
Flic Reda #2
Flic #1
Flic #2
Jo Prestia ...
Prêtre tueur


Chief Niemans is investigating a series of ritual murders: The victims are crucified. He teams up with young officer Reda, who gets embroiled after a man dressed as a monk tries to kill a confused guy Reda picked up on the street. Together with a specialist on christian mythology they uncover a mysterious group called "Angels of the Apokalypse". Written by kaeng

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


An unholy crime... An unstoppable killer... Caught in a deadly tide.


Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and some language | See all certifications »



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Release Date:

18 February 2004 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Crimson Rivers: Angels of the Apocalypse  »

Box Office


€30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,025,280 (France) (20 February 2004)


$106,015 (Brazil) (1 October 2004)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The guns used by the main characters in this film are: Niemans (Jean Reno): Taurus PT 99 Reda (Benoît Magimel): HK P2000 Marie (Camille Natta): Ruger SP 101 See more »


In the scene where Reno get hit, there is a close up view on the machine gun feed belt where we can clearly see that it's blank ammunition they are firing on See more »


Reda: You still never told me.
Commissaire Niemans: What?
Reda: The name of your dog.
Commissaire Niemans: I found an interesting name, a dangerous dog's name.
Reda: For a Yorkshire?
Commissaire Niemans: Yes, I called him... Reda!
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The first was better
31 October 2004 | by (Riehen, Switzerland) – See all my reviews

Rivières Pourpres 1 was better than 2 because in the first there were much more suspense elements. Here we come quick to the action and so surprises were limited in this average story. It's no doubt a fast paced mystery thriller with lots of special and sound effects. There is a scene that is better than Spiderman. The soundtrack is very strong. The setting places of the monastery or the Ligne Maginot were nice shot. Jean Reno made a solid job in his part as the cop Niemans and cool role of the horror legend Christopher Lee. Don't expect a top thriller but if you want to spend an entertaining evening this one works. Fortunately it's not too long. Will they decide to make part 3? I have some doubts. For these reasons our vote is 6/10.

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