|Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller, Drama, Murder, Suspense, Police, Experimental, Detectives, Disturbing, Serial Killer, Martial Arts, School / Campus|
Tagline: Evil rises to new heights.
Plot: Two criminal investigations. The same day. Two detectives are assigned two very peculiar cases...
An action thriller set in against the breathtaking backdrop of the French Alps, "The Crimson Rivers" stars Jean Reno and Vincent Cassel in a gripping who-dunnit involving a series of grisly murders, a child's death twenty years earlier, and the secret history of a small town.
Veteran cop Pierre Niemans (Jean Reno) is sent to Guernon to investigate a bizarre murder near a legendary private school isolated in the Alps. And it's no ordinary murder; the killer has been very methodical, leaving twisted, inexplicable clues to his motive. Complicating matters are the university administrators who are uncooperative and somewhat defiant to Niemans' questioning. Meanwhile Max Kerkerian (Vincent Cassel), an impetuous young cop and former car thief, arrives at a desecrated graveyard 180 miles away. Someone has disturbed the grave of a child who died twenty years ago.
These two seemingly random events are about to collide as the separate investigations lead the detectives right to one another. The more experienced Niemans begrudgingly joins forces with the brash Max to track down the killer. Despite his constant ribbing and sarcastic banter, Max respects the older cop. The two crimes
More Plot Descriptions
Discussion forum for this movie
Prêt-à-Porter, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, Murder on the Orient Express
Code Unknown: Incomplete Tales of Several Journeys, Factotum, Chocolat
Brotherhood of the Wolf, Irreversible, Switchblade Romance