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Les rivières pourpres 2 - Les anges de l'apocalypse (2004)

Pierre Niemans faces the threat of the apocalypse while investigating a series of ritual murders.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
L'ermite borgne
La femme de Philippe
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.

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
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Christopher Lee accepted his role mainly because he wanted to work with Jean Reno. See more »


The shadow of boom mic is visible just after the army go to the monastery, at the bottom left corner, in the forest. 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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References Ghostbusters (1984) See more »


I Wanna Be Your Dog
Performed by The Stooges
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Gripping Suspense with Gritty Action and Creepy Monks
16 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

Unlike "The Crimson Rivers" which was a great mystery-thriller, its sequel, "Crimson Rivers 2: Angels of the Apocalypse" is a great action-thriller with mystery elements. This is a rare sequel that surpasses the original, its got great action, great suspense, non-stop thrills, and it has Jean Reno. Jean Reno returns as Investigator Niemans to investigate a body that was found in the walls of a creepy monastery and later teams up with officer Reda played by Benoit Magimel. Both characters are then thrusted into a fiasco of gun-play, killer monks, end-of-the-world scenarios and an underground cult known as Angels of the Apocalypse. If you like dark and gritty action you're going to love this movie, it even has the best chase sequences I've ever seen put on film, so see it, you can thank me later. Plus it has horror, gore, guns, and a really hot female investigator. What else can we ask for in a straight to your face action movie? It's better than the original and its better than "The Da Vinci Code", sorry, I read a comment that some chick said this movie was worse than "Da Vinci", all I got to ask is, What was that chick smoking? THIS IS A GREAT MOVIE.

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