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#23. Red Night Director: Julien Carbon & Laurent CourtiaudCast: Frédérique Bel, Carrie Ng, Carole Brana, Stephen WongDistributor: Rights Available. Buzz: Looking like an Irma Vep meets Femme Fatale, this co-directing film debut might looks like the guilty pleasure of the film festival. Hope to watch it with a sold crowd and hungry buyers looking for something that can only compliment their slate. The Gist: This shocking debut by director duo Carbon and Courtiaud is a seductive cat-and-mouse thriller set in Hong Kong, about a woman's obsessive desire to own a rare object that hides a deadly and perverse secret. Tiff Schedule: Wednesday September 15 11:59:00 Pm Ryerson Friday September 17 2:15:00 Pm Scotiabank Theatre 2 Sunday September 19 5:45:00 Pm Scotiabank Theatre 11 »
Whoa. We have a very weird trailer to debut for you today for a film that will be playing in the Toronto Film Festival 2010 Midnight Madness category, which is where all the dark, weird stuff goes. It's a French-Hong Kong film from filmmaking duo Julien Carbon & Laurent Courtiaud titled Red Nights (in English) starring Carrie Ng (Sex Medusa) and Frédérique Bel (Adèle Blanc-Sec). It's kind of a modern, bondage version of a Cantonese Opera. Here's how this was pitched to me: "If you are interested in lethal Chinese ladies with jade claws and moody French women with Mausers, you can take a look at our teaser." Need to say more? Watch the first trailer for Julien Carbon & Laurent Courtiaud's Red Nights: [flv:http://media2.firstshowing.net/firstshowing/rednights-firstfrenchtrailer-full.flv http://media2.firstshowing.net/firstshowing/rednights-firstfrenchtrailer-full.jpg 598 336] This shocking debut by director duo Carbon & Courtiaud is a seductive cat-and-mouse thriller set in Hong Kong, about one woman's obsessive desire to own »
- Alex Billington
[Updated with an updated trailer.]
It seems that every year there is at least one film that hits the Tiff Midnight Madness program seemingly out of nowhere. Julien Carbon and Laurent Courtiaud's Franco Hong Kong co-production Red Nights is one of those films. Here's how programmer Colin Geddes describes it:
A pulpy, fetishistic thriller, Red Nights marks the startling directorial debut of Julien Carbon and Laurent Courtiaud, best known as the screenwriting team behind Hong Kong director Johnnie To's thriller Running Out of Time. Red Nights also boasts the long-overdue return of Hong Kong starlet Carrie Ng, famous for her sexy and deadly presence in such films as Naked Killer and Sex and Zen. Here she revels in her role as the jade-clawed Dragon Lady, equal parts seductress and psycho-sexual killer.
A box containing a white jade seal rumoured to have belonged to China's first Emperor falls into the hands of Catherine (Frédérique Bel »
For those who don't know, Adèle Blanc-Sec is a heroine created by comic book writer Jacques Tardi. The film Les aventures extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec, which is a live-adaptation of the comic books, will come out in France on April 14, 2010. Moreover, it was directed by none other than Luc Besson.
The film takes place in 1912. Adèle Blanc-Sec (Louise Bourgoin) is a young French journalist who is ready to do anything to get her job done even if it means going in Egypt and fight against mommies. At this moment, in Paris, France's capital city, a 136 million years old egg had hatched on a shelf in the Jardin des plantes and a pterodactyl (a bird) just got out of it. Besides, while the French government try to keep this thing secret, the bird is terrorizing people in Paris.
Finally, the film will hit theatres in France on April 14, 2010. Besides, other members of the cast include Mathieu Almaric, »
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Allocine has premiered the new trailer for producer/director/writer Luc Besson's new adventure film, The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec , opening in France and Belgium on April 14th. Louise Bourgoin, Mathieu Amalric, Jean-Paul Rouve, Gilles Lellouche, Frédérique Bel and Gerard Chaillou star in the film that is described as follows: The year is 1912. Adèle Blanc-Sec, an intrepid young reporter, will go to any lengths to achieve her aims, even sailing to Egypt to tackle mummies of all shapes and sizes. Meanwhile, in Paris, it's panic stations! A 136 million-year-old pterodactyl egg on a shelf in the natural history museum has mysteriously hatched, and the bird subjects the city to a reign of terror from the skies. But nothing fazes Adèle Blanc-Sec, whose »
On Tuesday we showed you the new poster for director Luc Besson's The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec. Now, Allocine has premiered the new trailer for the adventure film, which opens in France and Belgium on April 14. You can check it out using the player below
The year is 1912. Adèle Blanc-Sec, an intrepid young reporter, will go to any lengths to achieve her aims, even sailing to Egypt to tackle mummies of all shapes and sizes.
Meanwhile, in Paris, it's panic stations! A 136 million-year-old Pterodactyl egg on a shelf in the natural history museum has mysteriously hatched, and the bird subjects the city to a reign of terror from the skies.
But nothing fazes Adèle Blanc-Sec, whose adventures reveal many more extraordinary surprises...
6 items from 2010
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