Empire of the Wolves (2005, France)

Original title: Lempire des loups

mysterious deathmysterious eventspolice investigationserial killer

Empire of the Wolves Lempire des loups 2005 mystery movie

Running time: 125 minutes

Language: French

When third victim of a serial killer is found, again young woman, illegal immigrant from Turkey with badly cut face and parts of the body young detective Nerteaux has to seek the help of unortodox Schiffer, who has good connections in the isolated world of Turkish immigrants. At the same time, during the medical tests, young woman Anna Heymes has problems with her memory - from the line of photos she can recognize famous politicians, musicians, but the only one she has problems with is the photo of her husband. Soon she begin to suspect that her husband isn’t who she thinks he is or... that she herself is someone else.

Film based on a novel from Jean-Christophe Grangé, author of The Crimson Rivers, again is mixture of unusual police investigation story and seemingly supernatural elements. The unlikely duo of detectives running after people behind series of murders while young woman can’t figure out what is going on around her. Sounds like a good material for great mystery movie, but unfortunately the final product is rather mediocre. Parts of the plot worked well, but other failed completely.

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Our rating

8 / 10

Movie value

5 / 10

Realism factor

2 / 5

Adventure factor

3 / 5

Story complexity

3 / 5


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Creators of Empire of the Wolves

Chris Nahon films

Chris Nahon


Chris Nahon films


Jean-Christophe Grange films


Christian Clavier films


Cast of Empire of the Wolves

Jean Reno films

Jean Reno

as Jean-Louis Schiffer

Arly Jover films

Arly Jover

as Anna Heymes

Jocelyn Quivrin films

Jocelyn Quivrin

as Paul Nerteaux

Laura Morante films

Laura Morante

as Mathilde Urano

Philippe Bas films

Philippe Bas

as Laurent