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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 »


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

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Country:

France

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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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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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 »

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Spoofs National Treasure (2004) See more »

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China Doll (remix)
by Olivia Bouyssou and Dan Levy
(p) Gaumont, 2005
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Winning example of style over substance
11 March 2006 | by LARSONRDSee all my reviews

Stylish and compelling mystery thriller along the lines of the CRIMSON RIVERS series, staring the consistently likable Jean Reno as a retired detective recruited back to assist a young Captain who is investigating a series of cruel murders of female Turkish immigrants which are suspected to involve a cadre of Turkish terrorists known as the Gray Wolves; meanwhile Arty Jover very well portrays a young amnesiac woman married to another police investigator who learns disturbing truths about her past – with both stories eventually merging in a thrilling climax that works despite some inherent preposterousness. Film is very well directed by Chris Nahon who lends a great deal of visual stylization to the storytelling; the storyline is somewhat convoluted but nonetheless becomes quite engrossing that the film works as an interesting and entertaining thriller, enhanced by impressive effects and an atmospheric musical sound design (five composers are credited). A winning example of style over substance, film is very enjoyable for the undiscriminating.


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