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Crimson Rivers 2: Angels of the Apocalypse (2004)

Les rivières pourpres 2 - Les anges de l'apocalypse (original title)
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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 ... Père Vincent
André Penvern ... Père Dominique
Francis Renaud ... Flic Reda #1
David Saracino David Saracino ... Flic Reda #2
Michaël Abiteboul 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

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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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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:

EUR30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$46,376, 6 September 2004

Gross USA:

$152,148

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,152,148
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Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

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In the scene where Reno get hit, there is a close up view on the machine gun feed belt where we can clearly see that it's blank ammunition they are firing on 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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What the ....
12 April 2005 | by editor-92See all my reviews

I loved Les Rivieres Pourpres. I thought it was atmospheric, dark and a bit sinister. But then how can you go wrong with Kassovitz as the director? Well, this sequel is just as atmospheric, but the story is complete crap. It has to do with an ancient order of monks, a member of the German ministry (Christopher Lee speaking flawless French), and a lot of running around. Benoit Magimel is great to watch. He has a lot of pent up hunky angst, which makes for great cinema, and man can he run! Jean Reno is fabulous - as always. The problem with this film is it is so obtuse. It's as if the writer - Luc Besson, need I say more - thought "hmmm I'll add in some ritual killings, some religious references, some fight sequences but leave out logic and any semblance of meaning." I finished watching the film and just scratched my head. WHAT THE F***? The first film makes you scratch your head in a GOOD way. This one just defies purpose. It's as if a chunk of the script was left out. Watch it if you like pseudo-religious thrillers - there's a lot to choose from these days - but if you really need something deeper; something Oh I don't know sensible, forget this stinker. It looks good. It just doesn't make a lot of sense.


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