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The Crimson Rivers Details


Two very different policemen seeking the truth about separate crimes find a terrible common link in this thriller from France. Pierre Niemans (Jean Reno) is a noted French detective assigned to investigate a brutal murder at a prestigious college located high in the Alps; the victim was first disfigured and dismembered, then strangled to death. Niemans soon realizes the murder was not an isolated incident when several similarly mangled corpses are discovered. Meanwhile, in a town 150 miles away, a young police investigator, Max Kerkerian (Vincent Cassel), is called in to investigate when the grave of a ten-year-old girl is dug up and ransacked. While interviewing the mother (Dominique Sanda) of the young girl, he crosses paths with Niemans, whose investigation has led him to the same town, and the two men begin to realize a surprising and troubling link between the crimes. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:September 27, 2000


Awarded by
French Academy of Cinema Maryline Monthieux Best Editing 2000 Nominee
French Academy of Cinema Thierry Arbogast Best Cinematography 2000 Nominee
French Academy of Cinema Vincent Tulli Best Sound 2000 Nominee
French Academy of Cinema Mathieu Kassovitz Best Director 2000 Nominee
French Academy of Cinema Bruno Coulais Best Original Music 2000 Nominee
French Academy of Cinema Cyril Holtz Best Sound 2000 Nominee


Jean Reno
as Pierre Niemans
Vincent Cassel
as Max Kerkerian
Nadia Farès
as Fanny Ferreira
Dominique Sanda
as Sister Andree
Karim Belkhadra
as Capt. Dahmane
Jean-Pierre Cassel
as Dr. Cherneze
Didier Flamand
as Dean
Francois Levantal
as Pathologist
Francine Bergé
as Headmistress
Philippe Nahon
as Man at Petrol Station
Robert Gendreu
as Cemetary Warden
Nicky Naude
as Skinhead 2
Tonio Descanvelle
as Sarzac Policeman 1
Vincent Tulli
as Computer Technician


Mathieu Kassovitz
Alain Goldman
Jean-Christophe Grange
Book Author
Mathieu Kassovitz
Thierry Arbogast
Bruno Coulais
Composer (Music Score)
Maryline Monthieux
Thierry Flamand
Art Director
Julie Mauduech
Costume Designer
Vincent Tulli
Sound/Sound Designer
Cyril Holtz
Sound/Sound Designer
Valerie Othenin-Girard
First Assistant Director
Pierre-Jacques Benichou
Jérôme Chalou
Line Producer
Vincent Tulli
Sound Editor