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Nuits rouges (1974)

Euro-crime thriller about a high-tech criminal organization that aims to find the fabled treasure of the Order of the Knights Templar.

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Georges Franju
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gayle Hunnicutt ... La femme
Jacques Champreux Jacques Champreux ... L'homme sans visage
Josephine Chaplin ... Martine Leduc
Ugo Pagliai ... Paul de Borrego
Gert Fröbe ... Le commissaire Sorbier (as Gert Froebe)
Patrick Préjean Patrick Préjean ... Séraphin Beauminon
Raymond Bussières ... L'acheteur
Clément Harari Clément Harari ... Le docteur Dutreuil
Henry Lincoln Henry Lincoln ... Le professeur Pétri (as Henry Soskin)
Yvon Sarray Yvon Sarray ... Albert (as Annet Yvon Sarray)
Pierre Collet Pierre Collet ... Le Grand Maître des Templiers
Enzo Fisichella Enzo Fisichella ... Insp. Péclet
Roberto Bruni Roberto Bruni ... Maxime de Borrego
Gérard Croce Gérard Croce ... La Futaille
Jean Saudray ... Le Sacristain
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The butler of the writer Maxime de Borrego goes to the store of an old lady and tells that his boss probably knows the location of the Templars treasure, expecting to receive a reward. The old lady is actually the ruthless criminal The Man without a Face, the master of disguise that wears a red mask. He tortures and kills Maxime without getting any answer about the location of the treasure. Maxime's nephew, the sailor Paul de Borrego, returns from a trip and teams up with his girlfriend, her best friend, with Inspector Sorbier and his team trying to arrest the evil criminal. But The Man without a Face uses a sort of human zombies created his insane doctor and his gorgeous assistant that wears a mask and outfits similar to the Catwoman to lure the police and achieve his intent. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Genres:

Crime | Mystery

Certificate:

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

May 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shadowman See more »

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New Line Cinema,SOAT,TF1 See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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References Fantômas contre Scotland Yard (1967) See more »

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Messy, Lame and Crazy
24 February 2014 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The butler of the writer Maxime de Borrego (Roberto Bruni) goes to the store of an old lady and tells that his boss probably knows the location of the Templars treasure, expecting to receive a reward. The old lady is actually the ruthless criminal The Man without a Face (Jacques Champreux), the master of disguise that wears a red mask. He tortures and kills Maxime without getting any answer about the location of the treasure.

Maxime's nephew, the sailor Paul de Borrego (Ugo Pagliai), returns from a trip and teams up with his girlfriend, her best friend, with Inspector Sorbier (Gert Froebe) and his team trying to arrest the evil criminal. But The Man without a Face uses a sort of human zombies created his insane doctor and his gorgeous assistant (Gayle Hunnicutt) that wears a mask and outfits similar to the Catwoman to lure the police and achieve his intent.

"Nuits rouges" is a messy, lame and crazy low-budget movie directed by Georges Franju. The Man without a Face is visibly inspired in Fantomas, but the adventure is too silly and the acting is very poor. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "Noites Vermelhas" ("Red Nights")


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