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The Crimson Rivers 

Les rivières pourpres (original title)
A bizarre series of murders, a stubborn investigator duo and a lot of bodies.
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Olivier Marchal ...  Pierre Niémans / ... 9 episodes, 2018-2019
Erika Sainte ...  Camille Delaunay 9 episodes, 2018-2019
Kezbari Kelyan Kezbari Kelyan ...  Enfant frêle 3 episodes, 2018
Lubna Azabal ...  Gendarme Sabrina Harel / ... 2 episodes, 2018
Nicolas Grandhomme Nicolas Grandhomme ...  Stéphane Gandolfi 2 episodes, 2018
Ken Duken ...  Nikolas Kleinert 2 episodes, 2018
Camille Santerre Camille Santerre ...  Blandine 2 episodes, 2018
Nora von Waldstätten ...  Laura von Geyersberg 2 episodes, 2018
Pierre Laplace Pierre Laplace ...  Mariotte 2 episodes, 2018
François Levantal François Levantal ...  Abt Anselme / ... 2 episodes, 2018
Daniel Njo Lobé ...  Thierry Chauveron 2 episodes, 2018
Théo Dardenne Théo Dardenne ...  Bruno 2 episodes, 2018
Steve Driesen Steve Driesen ...  Philippe Gaillard 2 episodes, 2018
Anton Csazar Anton Csazar ...  Michel Naty 2 episodes, 2018
Michel Nabokoff ...  Frère Antoine 2 episodes, 2018
Patrick Catalifo Patrick Catalifo ...  Gerichtsmediziner / ... 2 episodes, 2018
Jean-Luc Couchard Jean-Luc Couchard ...  Nicolas Durero 2 episodes, 2018
Guillaume Kerbusch Guillaume Kerbusch ...  Stéphane 2 episodes, 2018
Karim Barras Karim Barras ...  Michel Lagorce 2 episodes, 2018
Michaël Erpelding Michaël Erpelding ...  Marc Messonier 2 episodes, 2018
Pierre Dherte Pierre Dherte ...  Guillaume / ... 2 episodes, 2018
Frédéric Lubansu Frédéric Lubansu ...  Paul expert balistique 2 episodes, 2018
Aloïs Menu Bernadet ...  Directeur de l'hôtel 2 episodes, 2019
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Following the Guernon case in the mid 2000s, captain Pierre Niémans was transferred to the head of the Central Office against violent crime (OCCS). This new confidential unit deals with the most complex cases, where the clues are few and where serial murders must be resolved as quickly as possible. It is during a particularly difficult mission that Niémans stumbles upon his best pupil and spiritual daughter, Camille Delaunay. Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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France | Belgium | Germany

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French

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5 November 2018 (Germany) See more »

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De blodrøde floder See more »

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Belgium

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Prior to Crimson Rivers 2: Angels of the Apocalypse (2004)'s release, plans were already in motion for a third film subtitled "Les Armes de l'Ombre" (Weapons of Shadows) to be written by Matthieu Le Naour & Alexandre Coquelle and directed by Florent-Emilio Siri. When this fell through, a plan for a TV series adaptation developed by Pierre Aknine was first announced back in October 2005 for TV channel TF1. Finally this iteration of the project with involvement of original novel writer Jean-Christophe Grangé was announced in December 2015. See more »

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Detective work as Sisyphean labour
6 March 2019 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

'The Crimson Rivers' is a French detective series about a pair of police officers who specialize in investigating crimes with a religious, or occult, dimension. Little explanation is provided as to their mandate, while their methods involve disregarding correct procedure, being rude to their colleagues, explaining nothing to anyone, but, almost unfailingly, being right in the end. An accurate "police procedural" this is not, and neither is it filmed or written with particular artistry. And yet I liked the programme, as its gruff hero and heroine work their way through a succession of grim cases spread out over a grey-tinged France that feels rather different from the country in the tourist guides. They each have their own motivations for carrying out their mission; their behaviour at least partly explained by their view of their work as a necessary yet Sisyphean labour. In an age where we seem overwhelmed by clean Scandi-noir or gruesome serial killer stories, 'The Crimson Rivers' offers us a refreshingly different take.


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