Monday, 28 November 2011

the crimson rivers (2000) - mathieu kassovitz

There is now a squeal to The Crimson Rivers (Crimson Rivers 2 - Angels Of The Apocalypse), but yesterday was the first time l had seen the original, and it was pretty good, to say the least (even if it did not make a lot of sense).
There are some murders in a pretty little village/town (filmed around Grenoble) with an outstanding place of learning (in real life - this place).
Two policemen end up getting involved in the investigation (and behave in a classic buddy movie style of having to tolerate each other, then getting along and assisting each other in the end).
The film was gory in places, the scenery was excellent, and the lead roles were both played superbly (by Jean Reno and Vincent Cassel as the investigators).
It should have involved clones, not swopsies though.
French subtitled films - they're great!

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