MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 261 this week

Red Lights (2004)
"Feux rouges" (original title)

 -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  3 March 2004 (France)
6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 2,154 users   Metascore: 74/100
Reviews: 36 user | 67 critic | 28 from Metacritic.com

Antoine and Helene drive to South France to return their kids from a holiday camp. The traffic is dense and the atmosphere growingly tense; he is an alcoholic and becomes increasingly drunk... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 40 titles
created 04 Dec 2010
 
a list of 44 titles
created 31 Dec 2011
 
a list of 109 titles
created 21 Aug 2012
 
a list of 37 titles
created 16 Oct 2012
 
a list of 22 titles
created 06 Apr 2013
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Red Lights (2004)

Red Lights (2004) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Red Lights.
2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Red Lights (2012)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Psychologist Margaret Matheson and her assistant study paranormal activity, which leads them to investigate a world-renowned psychic who has resurfaced years after his toughest critic mysteriously passed away.

Director: Rodrigo Cortés
Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Robert De Niro, Cillian Murphy
Swimming Pool (2003)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A British mystery author visits her publisher's home in the South of France, where her interaction with his unusual daughter sets off some touchy dynamics.

Director: François Ozon
Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Charles Dance, Ludivine Sagnier
Tell No One (2006)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The pediatrician Alexandre Beck misses his beloved wife Margot Beck, who was brutally murdered eight years ago when he was the prime suspect. When two bodies are found near where the corpse... See full summary »

Director: Guillaume Canet
Stars: François Cluzet, Marie-Josée Croze, André Dussollier
Mystic River (2003)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

With a childhood tragedy that overshadowed their lives, three men are reunited by circumstance when one loses a daughter.

Director: Clint Eastwood
Stars: Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In Lausanne, the aspirant pianist Jeanne Pollet has lunch with her mother Louise Pollet, her boyfriend Axel and his mother. Lenna leans that when she was born, a nurse had mistakenly told ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Chabrol
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Jacques Dutronc, Anna Mouglalis
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A Russian teenager living in London who dies during childbirth leaves clues to a midwife in her journal that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family.

Director: David Cronenberg
Stars: Naomi Watts, Viggo Mortensen, Armin Mueller-Stahl
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A young boy accidentally discovers a deep hole in the ground, where another boy is kept prisoner.

Director: Gabriele Salvatores
Stars: Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Dino Abbrescia, Giorgio Careccia
The Pledge (2001)
Drama | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A retiring police chief pledges to catch the killer of a young child.

Director: Sean Penn
Stars: Jack Nicholson, Benicio Del Toro, Patricia Clarkson
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

As corruption grows in 1950s LA, three policemen - the straight-laced, the brutal, and the sleazy - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice.

Director: Curtis Hanson
Stars: Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A law firm brings in its "fixer" to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multi-billion dollar class action suit.

Director: Tony Gilroy
Stars: George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson
Memento (2000)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

A man, suffering from short-term memory loss, uses notes and tattoos to hunt for the man he thinks killed his wife.

Director: Christopher Nolan
Stars: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano
Insomnia (2002)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.

Director: Christopher Nolan
Stars: Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Antoine
...
Hélène
Vincent Deniard ...
L'homme en cavale / Man on the Run
Alain Dion ...
Le collègue de bureau
Olivier Fornara ...
Le serveur de la brasserie
Damien Givelet ...
Le présentateur des actualités (on tv)
Philippe Ivancic ...
Le serveur quartier Antoine
Candide Joseph ...
La femme accidentée
Brigitte Pain ...
La serveuse du bar routier
Igor Skreblin ...
Le Croate au téléphone / Man Yelling into Phone
Fabrice Robert ...
Le barman du Nirvana
Micky Finn ...
Le Rocker Irlandais / Irish Rock Musician
Moussa Boucetta ...
L'employé gare de Tours
Thomas Germaine ...
Le gendarme du 1er barrage
Patrick Servoin ...
Le chef de Gare de Ste Maure
Edit

Storyline

Antoine and Helene drive to South France to return their kids from a holiday camp. The traffic is dense and the atmosphere growingly tense; he is an alcoholic and becomes increasingly drunk the more often they stop. After a fierce discussion they split and both have to face great danger during the night. Written by Moritz Muehlenhoff <jmm@inutil.org>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Always keep your eyes on the road


Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

| |

Release Date:

3 March 2004 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Red Lights  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$3,202 (USA) (20 August 2004)

Gross:

$49,251 (USA) (10 August 2012)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

At the first police roadblock, Jean-Pierre Daroussin throws his mobile phone out of his car. However, when he gets out of the car to berate the officers, there is no sign of the smashed phone on the road. See more »

Connections

Featured in The 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Concerto pour piano n°2 Andante
Written by Johannes Brahms
Performed by Jenõ Jandó and BRT Philharmonic Orchestra (Brussels)
Conducted by Alexander Rahbari
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
About Antoine Dunan
14 February 2005 | by (Vienna, Austria) – See all my reviews

After "L'ennui", this was the second Cédric-Kahn-movie I have seen, and I found it great. Kahn proves himself a specialist on ridiculous men lacking self-confidence and absolutely inapt to retain some dignity in a modern world like this.

The thriller plot, as stated by some earlier commentators, may be a little weak, especially as regards the "man on the run" (he is obviously taken directly from the Simenon novel but his character is neither fish nor foul). But this is not what it is all about. The thriller plot is merely an excuse to give a touching and disturbing portrayal of character Antoine (and his marriage).

Let me answer to two of the "plot holes" discovered by two other commentators: Antoine's drinking does make sense; he drinks because of frustration and a minority complex for not feeling man enough in the presence of his successful wife. His drinking is a childish act of defiance, he is not a sensible grown-up, not a man (as he keeps repeating himself). And of course, he doesn't recall all these telephone numbers from his memory; as indicated with one of the first calls, he calls directory inquiries and has himself connected to the respective partner each time (remember, there is cuts between the various calls).

Red Lights is a brilliant character study concealed as a masterpiece of suspense. Darroussin gives a touching performance in his role as hero and anti-hero at the same time. He is not particularly likable but still makes us feel sorry for him.

The ending, which I am not going to reveal here, is stirring in a very subtle way because above all it raises the question how it is all going to go on.

I like stories in which weird things happen out of character logic. This is a particular successful one.


13 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Manhood Stripped SurrenderToto
what kind of car was that? senika
one of, if not THE Best ohthehorror
Song in movie? jnhiller2003
The drunken Irish (?) man mizutama
How does the movie end? messyvaginalgoo
Discuss Red Lights (2004) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?