Re: RARA-AVIS: Grang麠Les Rivi貥s pourpres (1998)

From: E.Borgers (
Date: 21 Jun 2006

 Welcome to the club. I myself disliked this Grang頴hriller having too many convolutions and unnecessary voyeurism attached to it. I never quite understood why this book received such an acclaim in France.

Further warning: stay away from the *film*... even worst. At a certain moment the whole thing hits a black hole and it is as if the film maker did not understand the main intrigue anymore, plus everything is traded in for more and more unnecessary "special effects". I saw it twice, and I'm not the source of misunderstanding, believe me! I do not know if the DVD (as it did in the French edition- so maybe in Canada is it he same DVD??) in the US still carries the bonus with an interview combining declarations of the film maker, the producer and ... Grang鮠These three after 20 min of babbling were unable to explain what was going on in the film concerning its main story. A piece of anthology... of inanity and unplanned humor.


Karin Montin
> This book by Jean-Christophe Grang頨as been published in English as Blood-Red Rivers (trans. Ian Monk), The Blood-Red Rivers, and The Crimson Rivers, as far as I can tell. Whether they're all the same translation, I don't know. A movie was made starring Jean Reno, Vincent Cassel and Nadia Fares, directed by Mathieu Kassovitz.
> I won't tell you any more. The killings and mutilations are gruesome, the "stagings" extremely complicated and farfetched, and the story behind the motive likewise farfetched. In other words, I didn't really like it. Too bad, because I would have liked to see more of Abdouf at work.
> Karin


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