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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.

Director:

Olivier Dahan

Writers:

Luc Besson, Jean-Christophe Grangé (characters)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Reno ... Pierre Niemans
Benoît Magimel ... Reda
Christopher Lee ... Heinrich von Garten
Camille Natta ... Marie
Johnny Hallyday ... L'ermite borgne
Gabrielle Lazure ... La femme de Philippe
Augustin Legrand Augustin Legrand ... Jésus
Serge Riaboukine Serge Riaboukine ... Père Vincent
André Penvern ... Père Dominique
Francis Renaud ... Flic Reda #1
David Saracino David Saracino ... Flic Reda #2
Michaël Abiteboul ... Flic #1
Eriq Ebouaney ... Flic #2
Jo Prestia ... Emilio
Cyril Raffaelli ... 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

France | Italy | UK

Language:

French | German | Italian

Release Date:

18 February 2004 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Crimson Rivers: Angels of the Apocalypse See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,025,280 (France), 20 February 2004
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Christopher Lee accepted his role mainly because he wanted to work with Jean Reno. See more »

Goofs

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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Performed by The Stooges
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Gothic visuals, intense set-pieces, but the film lacks heart and soul
14 April 2005 | by LibretioSee all my reviews

CRIMSON RIVERS II: ANGELS OF THE APOCALYPSE (Les Rivières Pourpres II: Les Anges de l'Apocalypse)

Aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Sound formats: Dolby Digital / DTS

Whilst investigating a bizarre murder inside an ancient monastery, two detectives (Jean Reno and Benoît Magimel) stumble on a series of killings related to a mysterious cult and its charismatic leader (Christopher Lee).

Olivier Dahan's stylish sequel sacrifices the original film's emotional content for a series of intense set-pieces, which mutes the intended effect. The visceral impact is formidable, and the Gothic visuals are a treat, but it fails to work on anything but the most superficial level, and Reno seems to be coasting on auto-pilot. Magimot is one of France's sexiest and most talented young actors, and he steals the film from his high-profile co-stars, though Lee is given little to do, and his presence fails to ignite the expected sparks. Excellent makeup and visual effects.

(French dialogue)


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