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Empire of the Wolves (2005)

L'empire des loups (original title)
When the young detective Paul Nerteaux finds the third slashed female corpse of illegal Turkish immigrants, he decides to ask for support to the experienced dark retired detective ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Anna Heymes
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Paul Nerteaux
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Mathilde Urano
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Laurent
David Kammenos ...
Azer Zeki
Didier Sauvegrain ...
Dr. Ackerman
Patrick Floersheim ...
Philippe Charlier
Etienne Chicot ...
Olivier Amien
Albert Dray ...
Le lieutenant
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Kudseyi
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La fliquette
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Le légiste
Corentin Koskas ...
L'interne
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Professeur Ravi
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Storyline

When the young detective Paul Nerteaux finds the third slashed female corpse of illegal Turkish immigrants, he decides to ask for support to the experienced dark retired detective Jean-Louis Schiffer to chase the serial killer. Together, they infiltrate in the Turkish mafia trying to find the answer to the crimes. Meanwhile, the worker Anna Heymes is being submitted to a brain treatment and has severe headaches and glimpses of memories and visions. When these two parallel events collide, disclose that the Turkish organization "The Wolves" is behind them. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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If You Can't Remember Your Past...You Can't Save Your Future.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violent content and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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20 April 2005 (France)  »

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Empire of the Wolves  »

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Budget:

€24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,342,036 (France) (22 April 2005)
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2.35 : 1
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Goofs

When Anna gets out of the shower and dresses, her bra is not clipped properly at the back, but when she goes to the door it is now clipped correctly. See more »

Connections

Spoofs National Treasure (2004) See more »

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Cimetiere (Cemetery)
by Luca De Medici
(p) Gaumont, 2005
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A nicely composed action movie and an average thriller
2 July 2005 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

This movie came as a surprise, I never expected such a fast paced action movie produced in France. The ambiance is excellent, the story is a bit hard to follow and I'm afraid not at all well put together. But never the less it's a nice piece of work for the positive points, in terms of quality, aside from the storyline, some thriller-like scenes are too exaggerated (almost like a bad horror movie), the same exaggeration happens with some action scenes also.

Overall this movie is a must for action movie and thriller fans but be prepared to need a bit of attention to follow a averagely accomplished script.


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