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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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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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Winning example of style over substance
11 March 2006 | by (Eureka, CA) – See all my reviews

Stylish and compelling mystery thriller along the lines of the CRIMSON RIVERS series, staring the consistently likable Jean Reno as a retired detective recruited back to assist a young Captain who is investigating a series of cruel murders of female Turkish immigrants which are suspected to involve a cadre of Turkish terrorists known as the Gray Wolves; meanwhile Arty Jover very well portrays a young amnesiac woman married to another police investigator who learns disturbing truths about her past – with both stories eventually merging in a thrilling climax that works despite some inherent preposterousness. Film is very well directed by Chris Nahon who lends a great deal of visual stylization to the storytelling; the storyline is somewhat convoluted but nonetheless becomes quite engrossing that the film works as an interesting and entertaining thriller, enhanced by impressive effects and an atmospheric musical sound design (five composers are credited). A winning example of style over substance, film is very enjoyable for the undiscriminating.


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