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Les rivières pourpres 2 - Les anges de l'apocalypse (2004)

Pierre Niemans faces the threat of the apocalypse while investigating a series of ritual murders.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Pierre Niemans
... Reda
... Heinrich von Garten
... Marie
... L'ermite borgne
... La femme de Philippe
Augustin Legrand ... Jésus
Serge Riaboukine ... Père Vincent
... Père Dominique
... Flic Reda #1
David Saracino ... Flic Reda #2
... Flic #1
... Flic #2
Jo Prestia ... Emilio
... Prêtre tueur
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Storyline

Chief Niemans is investigating a series of ritual murders: The victims are crucified. He teams up with young officer Reda, who gets embroiled after a man dressed as a monk tries to kill a confused guy Reda picked up on the street. Together with a specialist on christian mythology they uncover a mysterious group called "Angels of the Apokalypse". Written by kaeng

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An unholy crime... An unstoppable killer... Caught in a deadly tide.


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Rated R for strong violence and some language | See all certifications »

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18 February 2004 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Crimson Rivers: Angels of the Apocalypse  »

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€30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,025,280 (France), 20 February 2004
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Trivia

The guns used by the main characters in this film are: Niemans (Jean Reno): Taurus PT 99 Reda (Benoît Magimel): HK P2000 Marie (Camille Natta): Ruger SP 101 See more »

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The shadow of boom mic is visible just after the army go to the monastery, at the bottom left corner, in the forest. See more »

Quotes

Reda: You still never told me.
Commissaire Niemans: What?
Reda: The name of your dog.
Commissaire Niemans: I found an interesting name, a dangerous dog's name.
Reda: For a Yorkshire?
Commissaire Niemans: Yes, I called him... Reda!
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References The Treasure of the Silver Lake (1962) See more »

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I Wanna Be Your Dog
Performed by The Stooges
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Utterly disappointing
30 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

I love it when the French turn out enetrtaining blockbusters: Crimson Rivers and Vidoq spring to mind as examples of very good populist entertainment.

This sequel, though, failed for me at almost every level: thee greeat Jean Reno sleepwalks here, not that he has anything to do anyway, and he even seems to be playing a character with a comp`letely different personality to the one he had in the first film.

The direction and editing both suffer from the dreaded diseases of modern action films: lack of narrative clarity and far far far too many quick cuts that simply leave the viewer confused as to what is going on.

The script is weak, but what can we expect from Luc Besson who has not been involved in any even passable film since "Leon" (itself rather over-rated, but with several excellent features)?

Vincent Cassell is sorely missed. The great Christopher Lee is wasted.

The only thing I liked about the film was the use of the Maginot Line (once considered as a possible secret base for Blofeld in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service), but even then the visual atmospherics potentially available were not effectively exploited.


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