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Empire of the Wolves (2005)
"L'empire des loups" (original title)

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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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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 ...
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Kudseyi
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La fliquette
Philippe du Janerand ...
Le légiste
Corentin Koskas ...
L'interne
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Professeur Ravi
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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.

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

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Release Date:

20 April 2005 (France)  »

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Budget:

€24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$4,541,327 (Europe) (6 May 2005)
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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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One of the better movies I have seen in a while.
16 December 2006 | by (Stord, Norway) – See all my reviews

Well, I am certainly getting more and more impressed with the acting skills of Jean Reno, that's for sure! He shifts so easily between hero and villain. In this movie one never quite figured which one he was. At least I didn't. And the other actors, whom i am sad to say I don't know, did their part almost as good. All in all it was top notch acting all around, and that is seldom to see in an action/thriller. Usually it is the lead man or woman that carries the movie on his/her shoulder.

And the story went in so many different directions that I was kept on the tip of my toes for all of the movie.

The script was very tightly written, the pace never dulled, and the foreboding atmosphere brought forth by magnificent use of camera and lighting, went as a red thread through it all. It made me believe this was something it was not.

The reason I am giving Empire of The Wolves a strong 8, instead of a pure 10, is because of the scientific mumbo jumbo. It was the only part that seemed a little off. It was just a bit too much science fiction like. Now i love a good science fiction flick as much as the other guy, but it did not quite fit in here, i feel. They should have come up with something a bit more realistic. It isn't that easy to mess with memories.

And yes, i know that it probably were made that way on purpose, to throw the watcher off the scent, as was certain other unrealistic elements in the movie, that I won't go further into. But i feel they fit better with the mood of the movie.

Anyway, if you haven't seen Empire of The Wolves, do it as soon as you can. Because this is still a seriously well made movie. It is a shame it has such relatively low rating on the IMDb. It deserves better.

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