The Crimson Rivers


1h 57m 2000

Brief Synopsis

Veteran cop Pierre Niemans 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 administrato

Film Details

Also Known As
Crimson Rivers, Die purpurnen Flüsse, Fiumi di Porpora, I Fiumi di Porpora, Les rivières pourpres, Los Ríos de color púrpura, Rivieres pourpres, Les, Ríos de color púrpura, blodröda floderna, purpurnen Flüsse
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
SONY PICTURES RELEASING INTERNATIONAL/TRISTAR PICTURES
Location
Alps, France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 57m

Synopsis

Veteran cop Pierre Niemans 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, an impetuous young cop and former car thief, arrives at a desecrated grave yard 180 miles away. Someone has disturbed the grave of a child who died twenty years before. 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 ribbing and constant sarcastic banter, Max respects the older cop. The two crimes are assuredly linked--but how? What could the prestigious school possibly have to hide?

Crew

Philippe Amouroux

Sound Mixer

Michele Andreucci

Script Supervisor

Thierry Arbogast

Dp/Cinematographer

Thierry Arbogast

Director Of Photography

Laurent Avare

Technical Advisor

Nicolas Becker

Sound Effects

Pierre-jacques Benichou

Casting

Sylvain Bouladoux

Assistant Director

Virginie Bruant

Assistant Editor

Remi Canaple

Technical Advisor

Sylvie Caniquite

Assistant

Patrick Cauderlier

Technical Advisor

Jerome Chalou

Line Producer

Christophe Chevalier

Sound Effects

Bruno Coulais

Music

Emmanuel De Fleury

Assistant Camera Operator

Georges Diane

Camera

Guy Ferrandis

Photography

Thierry Flamand

Production Designer

Sandrine Follet

Costume Designer

Alain Goldman

Producer

Jean-christophe Grange

Source Material

Jean-christophe Grange

Screenplay

Jean-christophe Grange

Source Material (From Novel)

Pascal Guerrin

Assistant Director

Cyril Holtz

Sound Mixer

Patrice Iva

Hair

Martin Jaubert

Assistant Director

Monika Jeziorowska

Photography

Mathieu Kassovitz

Screenplay

Mathieu Kassovitz

Other

Farid Kermici

Storyboard Artist

Jean-claude Lagniez

Stunts

Nicolas Massart

Assistant Camera Operator

Julie Mauduech

Costume Designer

Maryline Monthieux

Editor

Vincent Montrobert

Assistant Sound Editor

Catherine Morisse

Associate Producer

Vincent Muller

Assistant Camera Operator

Nicky Naude

Other

Valerie Othnin-girard

Assistant Director

Florent Ravalec

Sound

Jean-christophe Spadaccini

Prosthetic Makeup

Nathalie Tissier

Makeup

Vincent Tulli

Sound Editor

Vincent Tulli

Sound

Emmanuel Ughetto

Sound

Alain Veissier

Other

Antoine Vierny

Assistant Director

Nathalie Vierny

Script Supervisor

Maitre Kamel Zitouni

Choreographer

Film Details

Also Known As
Crimson Rivers, Die purpurnen Flüsse, Fiumi di Porpora, I Fiumi di Porpora, Les rivières pourpres, Los Ríos de color púrpura, Rivieres pourpres, Les, Ríos de color púrpura, blodröda floderna, purpurnen Flüsse
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
SONY PICTURES RELEASING INTERNATIONAL/TRISTAR PICTURES
Location
Alps, France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 57m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer January 26, 2001

Released in United States on Video October 16, 2001

Released in United States September 2000

Released in United States 2001

Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (in competition) September 21-30, 2000.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) May 24 - June 17, 2001.

Completed shooting March 9, 2000.

Began shooting November 3, 1999.

First French feature to be projected digitally in French theaters.

Released in United States Summer January 26, 2001 (NY, LA)

Released in United States on Video October 16, 2001

Released in United States September 2000 (Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (in competition) September 21-30, 2000.)

Released in United States 2001 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) May 24 - June 17, 2001.)