Friday, July 01, 2005

Crimson Rivers 2

Legendary criminologist Commissaire Pierre Niemans is back, this time he is investigating a murder in a secluded monastery in Lorraine. His forensic squad uncovers a corpse entombed inside the wall of room number 13. The murder could be a ritualistic human sacrifice, as the crucified body suggests. As Niemans begins his investigation the trail leads to more murders. The victims are named after Jesus’ disciples and their prompt deaths paralleling the deaths of the apostles.

Meanwhile, police captain Reda, after a tiring confrontation with a local drug dealer run into a mysterious and bewildered man who has a remarkable likeness of Jesus Christ! When an assassin clad in monk’s habit tried to kill the “Jesus Doe” in the hospital Reda is hot on the trail of something he cannot fathom.

Sooner Reda meets his former teacher, Niemans, who is the one always get the call whenever a strange case needs attention. Niemans and Reda team up, just like the Niemans-Kerkerian team in Crimson Rivers, and start investigating the mysterious murders together.

An expert in religion and revelation related topics, detective Marie is also assigned to the case and the investigative trio plunge into the mystery. Soon they enter the world of arcane theology, religious symbols, signs of the apocalypse and obvious danger. Crimson Rivers 2 is not written by Jean-Christophe Grangé, the author of Les Rivières pourpres ( Crimson Rivers), but renowned French film maker Luc Besson. His passion for action is evident throughout the film. As the maker of Léon the Professional and Taxi series riddle the movie with gravity defying super monks, machine gun turrets, and continuous action scenes. Commissar Niemans is morethan a brainy criminologist now he is a gun trotting super cop too. Add spice to the format with an ancient relic, dark atmosphere of impending doom, bleak prophecies, blood splattering murders and mutilated corpses…. voilà! You have the new Crimson Rivers movie.

Rivières pourpres II - Les anges de l'apocalypse, Les (2004)
Also known as Crimson Rivers 2 : Angels of the Apocalypse,
Fiumi di porpora II - Gli angeli dell'apocalisse, I (Italy)
Director : Olivier Dahan
Cast : Jean Reno, Benoît Magimel, Camille Natta, Christopher Lee
Augustin Legrand, Serge Riaboukine, André Penvern, Johnny Hallyday
Year : 2004
Country: France / Italy / UK
Language: French / German / Italian
Color: Color
Runtime: 100 min


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