I watched a French film called Les Rivières Pourpres (The Crimson Rivers) tonight, starring one of my favourite actors, Jean Reno. It was a murder mystery, in the same vein as Seven – every bit as creepy and atmospheric, but with only a fraction of the lucidity. That’s unfair – it wasn’t hard to follow, but it was dumb. The big twist was (spoiler alert) this ridiculous plot by a eugenics breeding ground posing as a university to bring new blood into the rapidly thinning gene pool. The direction and acting were both excellent, but the plot was pretty awful. Oh, and the one big fight sequence was laughably bad.


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