GenreAction, Crime, Thriller Initial DVD releaseOctober 5, 2004 (France) CountryFrance
Release date2004 WriterLuc Besson, Jean-Christophe Grange (characters) Initial releaseFebruary 18, 2004 (Belgium) CastJean Reno (commissaire Pierre Niemans), Benoît Magimel (capitaine Reda), Camille Natta (Marie), Christopher Lee (Emerich), Johnny Hallyday (l'ermite), Gabrielle Lazure (la femme de Philippe) Similar moviesMad Max: Fury Road, I Spit on Your Grave III: Vengeance is Mine, Tomorrowland, John Wick, Knock Knock, Taken 3
Crimson Rivers II: Angels of the Apocalypse, known as Les Rivières pourpres II: Les anges de l'apocalypse in the French release, is a 2004 thriller-action movie starring Jean Reno, Benoit Magimel and Christopher Lee. It is directed by Olivier Dahan and produced by Ilan Goldman. The movie is the sequel to the 2000 film, The Crimson Rivers, also known as Les Rivières pourpres in the French release. The movie is inspired by the book Les rivières pourpres by writer Jean-Christophe Grangé.
After a body is found in the walls of a French monastery, Commissaire Niemans, played by Jean Reno, teams up with Detective Reda, played by Benoit Magimel, who is already investigating a murder of his own. As with the first movie, the pair's investigations intertwine and soon they are looking at a giant conspiracy involving a secretive group of monks on amphetamines led by Heinrich von Garten, played by Christopher Lee, searching for a treasure hidden by King Lothair II somewhere near the Maginot Line. Reno and Magimel are joined by a religious specialist called Marie, played by Camille Natta.