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Empire of the Wolves (2005)

L'empire des loups (original title)
A disgraced policeman helps a young detective to hunt down a serial killer who targets Turkish women in Paris.

Director:

Chris Nahon

Writers:

Jean-Christophe Grangé (novel), Jean-Christophe Grangé (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Reno ... Jean-Louis Schiffer
Arly Jover ... Anna Heymes
Jocelyn Quivrin ... Paul Nerteaux
Laura Morante ... Mathilde Urano
Philippe Bas Philippe Bas ... Laurent
David Kammenos ... Azer Zeki
Didier Sauvegrain Didier Sauvegrain ... Dr. Ackerman
Patrick Floersheim Patrick Floersheim ... Philippe Charlier
Etienne Chicot ... Olivier Amien
Albert Dray Albert Dray ... Le lieutenant
Vernon Dobtcheff ... Kudseyi
Élodie Navarre ... La fliquette
Philippe du Janerand ... Le légiste
Corentin Koskas Corentin Koskas ... L'interne
Jean-Pierre Martins ... Professeur Ravi
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Storyline

Suffering from terrifying hallucinations and alarmingly frequent incidents of amnesia, Anna Heymes, the troubled wife of a French civil servant, finds it increasingly difficult to remember the face of her husband. In the meantime, as the third mutilated body of a Turkish woman emerges from the dark Parisian sewers, the young chief of the investigation, Paul Nerteaux, enlists the help of the dishonoured former detective, Jean-Louis Schiffer. Now, Schiffer's brutal methods, along with his profound experience, are Paul's last hope to shed light on this intricate case. Can they find who is behind the gruesome murders before it's too late? Written by Nick Riganas

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If You Can't Remember Your Past... You Can't Save Your Future. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violent content and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Goofs

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 »

Connections

Spoofs National Treasure (2004) See more »

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Cimetiere (Cemetery)
by Luca De' Medici
(p) Gaumont, 2005
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Explosive sequel
17 April 2006 | by Luigi Di PillaSee all my reviews

L'EMPIRE DES LOUPS is another intelligent, intense and very explosive thriller from the author Jean-Christophe Grangé who wrote also the first CRIMSON RIVERS. It kept me all the time guessing what came next and there were many puzzles to solve. Director Nahon made a great job and all the actors delivered a very solid performance. I hope there will be soon another one. I don't know why this movie is underrated on IMDb with actual 5.4 but I give with my wife a solid 7.5/10. If I compare the quality of this film with similar Hollywood thrillers then it's no doubt one of the best and a must see for all fans of this genre. I am a little disappointed why this excellent thriller didn't get enough attention at the theaters and even me discovered it accidentally in the film dates of Jean Reno.


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Country:

France | Italy | Turkey

Language:

French

Release Date:

20 April 2005 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Empire of the Wolves See more »

Filming Locations:

Uchisar, Turkey See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR24,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,373,145
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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