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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 overview, first billed only:
Anna Heymes
Paul Nerteaux
Mathilde Urano
David Kammenos ...
Azer Zeki
Didier Sauvegrain ...
Dr. Ackerman
Patrick Floersheim ...
Philippe Charlier
Etienne Chicot ...
Olivier Amien
Albert Dray ...
Le lieutenant
La fliquette
Philippe du Janerand ...
Le légiste
Corentin Koskas ...
Professeur Ravi


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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Release Date:

20 April 2005 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Empire of the Wolves  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


€24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,342,036 (France) (22 April 2005)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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 »


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Splendid entertainment!
28 August 2005 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Another great action/thriller from France. A little bit Bourne Identity, a little bit Carlitos Way, dash Lethal Weapon "bad&good" cop attitude, a glimpse of From Dusk Till Dawn and Silence of the Lambs and you have a pretty entertaining 128 min at your local cinema (or on DVD). If you liked some past french productions like Crimson Rivers or Brotherhood of the Wolf you won't be disappointed. The action scenes are not perfect, they need a little bit polishing but at the end it's solid cine experience with interesting story. The script is tight, maybe one twist too much at the end but hey, it's worth and you should follow it without any difficulties. Again, it's not perfect, but solid 8/10.

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