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Empire of the Wolves -- Chocolate shop worker Anna Heymes, 31, suffers horrifying nightmares and periods of extreme confusion ("memory gaps") so great that she's barely able to recognize her own husband, Laurent. Psychologists are stumped until Anna discovers scars on her scalp and is convinced that her face has been reconstructed but by whom? and for what reason?

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Release Date:
20 April 2005 (Belgium) See more »
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Tagline:
If You Can't Remember Your Past...You Can't Save Your Future.
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Jean Reno ... Jean-Louis Schiffer

Arly Jover ... Anna Heymes

Jocelyn Quivrin ... Paul Nerteaux

Laura Morante ... Mathilde Urano

Philippe Bas ... Laurent
David Kammenos ... Azer Zeki
Didier Sauvegrain ... Dr. Ackerman
Patrick Floersheim ... Philippe Charlier
Etienne Chicot ... Olivier Amien
Albert Dray ... Le lieutenant

Vernon Dobtcheff ... Kudseyi

Élodie Navarre ... La fliquette
Philippe du Janerand ... Le légiste
Corentin Koskas ... L'interne

Jean-Pierre Martins ... Professeur Ravi
Jean-Marc Huber ... Gurdilek
Donatienne Dupont ... Clothilde
Jean-Michel Tinivelli ... Caraccili
Sandra Moreno ... Marie-Sophie

Laurence Gormezano ... Chantal

Vincent Grass ... Marius
Guillaume Lamant ... Lacroux (as Guillaume Lamant-Deboudt)
Emmanuelle Escourrou ... Gozar
Akim Colour ... L'ouvrier
Gérard Touratier ... Dr. Frederic Gruss

Aurélie Meriel ... La secrétaire

Emre Kinay ... Le policier
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
José Exposito ... Un flic en civil
Robert Hoehn ... (voice)
Lexie Kendrick ... Police Officer / Chantal (voice: English version)
Eddy Saccomani ... Deco
Arnaud Duléry ... Un flic médico-légal (uncredited)

Directed by
Chris Nahon 
 
Writing credits
Jean-Christophe Grangé  novel and
Jean-Christophe Grangé  screenplay &
Chris Nahon  screenplay &
Christian Clavier  screenplay &
Franck Ollivier  screenplay

Luc Bossi (script collaboration)

Simon Michaël  script collaboration

Produced by
Andrew Colton .... producer
Patrice Ledoux .... producer
Francesco Pamphili .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Olivia Bouyssou 
Luca De' Medici 
Grégory Fougères 
Dan Levy 
Pascal Morel 
Samuel Narboni 
 
Cinematography by
Michel Abramowicz 
 
Film Editing by
Marco Cavé 
 
Casting by
Gaëlle Barenton 
Juliette Ménager 
 
Production Design by
Guy-Claude François 
 
Set Decoration by
Catherine Jarrier-Prieur 
 
Costume Design by
Olivier Bériot 
 
Makeup Department
Christophe Chabenet .... special makeup effects artist
Denis Gastou .... special makeup effects artist
Anne Moralis .... wig maker
Erwan Simon .... special makeup effects artist
Vittorio Sodano .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jerome Albertini .... unit manager
Francis Barrois .... production manager
Denys Bondon .... assistant unit manager
Julian Brehier .... assistant unit manager (as Julien Brehier)
Jérôme Chalou .... production manager
Bertrand Girard .... assistant production manager
Adam Marchand .... assistant unit manager
Erhan Ozogul .... co-production manager
Roxanne Pinheiro .... unit manager
Guillaume Sion .... assistant unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Bilowus .... second assistant director
Marianne Capian .... second assistant director
Jacques Eberhard .... first assistant director
Emmanuel Gomes de Araujo .... third assistant director
Mathieu Hiltzer .... second assistant director
Aksel Kamber .... second assistant director: Istanbul
Stéphane Manaranche .... third assistant director
Laure Prévost .... first assistant director
Julien Seri .... second unit director
Ahmet T. Uygun .... first assistant director: Turkiye
 
Art Department
Lionel Brison .... painter
Lionel Callari .... property master
Chloé Cambournac .... assistant production designer
Loïc Chavanon .... property master
Pascal Chevé .... plasterer
François Decaux .... assistant art director
Benedicte Joffre .... upholsterer
Jean-Denis Riviere .... swing gang
Manuel Swieton .... construction coordinator
Julie Wassef .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Vincent Arnardi .... sound re-recording mixer
Guillaume Bouchateau .... supervising sound editor
Yannick Boulot .... sound recordist
Christophe Bourreau .... foley artist
Antoine Corbin .... trainee sound assistant
Pierre Excoffier .... sound
Michel Filippi .... adr supervisor
Philippe Lauprete .... boom operator
Guillaume Leriche .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Alexis Place .... assistant sound editor
Gréggory Poncelet .... sound recordist
Igor Thomas-Gerard .... dialogue editor
Olivier Varenne .... boom operator
Yannick Vergne .... assistant sound editor
Yannick Vergne .... foley editor
 
Special Effects by
Grégoire Delage .... special effects coordinator
Georges Demétrau .... special effects supervisor
Max Garnier .... special effects technician
Jérome Miel .... special effects technician
Charles-Axel Vollard .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Philippe Aubry .... Inferno artist
David Danesi .... visual effects supervisor: def2shoot
Jérôme Dubacq .... IT assistant
Sebastien Dupuis .... digital compositor
Sylvian Fabre .... digital artist
Sylvian Fabre .... digital compositor
Sebastien Haure .... lighting technical director: Def2Shoot
Alex Jadfard .... digital artist
Michel Kinfoussia .... digital effects artist
Laurent Larapidie .... computer graphics artist
Martin Lipmann .... digital effects artist
Peregrine McCafferty .... matchmove supervisor
Amandine Moulinet .... assistant coordinator
Christophe Richard .... compositing supervisor: def2shoot
Pènèlope Vandecave .... digital compositing artist
 
Stunts
Virginie Arnaud .... stunts
Jean-Marc Bellu .... stunts
Christian Bergner .... stunts
Gilles Conseil .... stunts
Alain Gaudiard .... stunts
David Genty .... stunts
Jean Girard .... stunts
Pascal Guégan .... stunts
Philippe Guégan .... stunt coordinator
Grégory Loffredo .... assistant stunt coordinator (as Gregory Loffredo)
Grégory Loffredo .... co-fight choreographer (as Gregory Loffredo)
Frederick Renard .... stunts
Catherine Robert .... stunts
Olivier Schneider .... assistant stunt coordinator
Olivier Schneider .... co-fight choreographer
Patrick Vo .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Victor Abadia .... electrician
Stéphane Afchain .... grip
Adnan Aydin .... grip
Stéphane Azouze .... video supervisor
Ümit Barlas .... second unit gaffer
Ozgur Basaran .... lighting technician
Stéphane Birzin .... grip
Alessandro Brambilla .... Steadicam operator
Sarah Couvelaire .... second assistant camera
Roberto De Angelis .... Steadicam operator
Roberto De Angelis .... camera operator: "a" camera
Emmanuel de Fleury .... assistant camera
Laurent Denis .... still photographer
Hatice Dere .... electrician
Jean-Marc Duez .... grip
Pierre Garnier .... grip
Ahmet Kasapoglu .... assistant camera
Morgan Lesne .... grip
Vincent Muller .... cinematographer: second unit
Denis Paillieux .... electrician
Benoît Pain .... camera loader
Rodolphe Soucaret .... first assistant camera
Benjamin Speyer .... grip
Laurent Tangy .... focus puller
Benoît Theunissen .... key grip
Vincent Tulasne .... video assistant
Erdem Yilmaz .... second assistant camera
 
Animation Department
Harry Assouline .... trace assistant
 
Casting Department
Bertrand Altmann .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gunes Coban .... wardrobe
Sandrine Douat .... wardrobe supervisor
Aline Dupays .... wardrobe
Fabienne Josserand .... costumer
Marie Morel .... wardrobe
Frédéric Tournant .... costumes coordinator
 
Editorial Department
Nicolas Criqui .... digital conformation
Mickael Dumontier .... digital conformation
Julie Haddad .... on-set editor
Yseult Huret .... assistant editor
Emmanuel Le Ridant .... telecine colorist
Jean-René Nébot .... digital color timer
Philippe Reinaudo .... digital intermediate technical director
 
Location Management
Patrick Boshart .... location scout
Philippe Letode .... location scout
 
Music Department
Didier Lozahic .... music mixer
Sylvain Nguyen .... music soundtrack producer
 
Other crew
Nicolas Baldino .... weapons assistant
Frédéric Cauvy .... weapons advisor
Emre Cosar .... production accountant assistant
Jennifer Gay .... translator
Nevra Koçoglu .... co-production coordinator
Monique Pautas .... financial controller
Ebru Pilten .... production coordinator: Turkey
Lisa-Nina Rives .... assistant script supervisor
Caroline Vandenbussche .... production assistant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"L'empire des loups" - France (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violent content and brief nudity
Runtime:
128 min
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Goofs:
Continuity: 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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41 out of 62 people found the following review useful.
Splendid entertainment!, 28 August 2005
Author: ogniem_i_mieczem from Germany

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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