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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.

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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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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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

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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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Desperately Seeking a Longer Running Time
8 April 2005 | by dbborroughsSee all my reviews

Jean Reno's detective Niemans is back hunting the mind behind a bizarre series of murders and disappearances, all with a religious overtone. It all begins with a bleeding wall in a monastery and goes from there as twists seem to be leading us toward the end of the world.

I would like to report that this is at least the equal of the earlier film (One of the best thrillers of the past five or six years), but I can't. This is a film that has too many characters and too much plot with the result that you're hard pressed to work out whats happening. Characters such as Mary, a religious expert, or Christopher Lee's ominous business man are never more than cyphers. We get to know nothing about them. There are plot twists or points that are never fully explained. Watching this I had the sense that this was suppose to be about an hour longer but that it had been chopped up to its shortest possible running time. I'm led to believe this by the fact that whats on screen alludes to more than we're seeing, this is a film thats alive off the screen. I wish that they had taken the time to explain more.

None of it is really bad, although the acrobatics of the killer(s) in monks robes are much too far over the top for the films own good.

In the end as a rental or on cable this is okay, but but given a choice I'd watch the first one again over this.

Should Luc Besson read this: Please do another-and better- film with Reno's character. He's too good a creation to die after only two outings.


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