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Red Lights (2004)

Feux rouges (original title)
Unrated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 3 March 2004 (France)
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:

Cédric Kahn

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Cast

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

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Always keep your eyes on the road


Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

France

Language:

French | Serbo-Croatian | English

Release Date:

3 March 2004 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Red Lights See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,202, 22 August 2004

Gross USA:

$673,828

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,394,429
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, the main characters meet at a cafe in the late afternoon. They then go home and get ready to travel to Bordeaux to pick up their kids. On the trip to Bordeaux, they are stuck in heavy traffic. Although it is now early evening, the vertical shadows cast by the cars indicate that the traffic scenes were shot at mid-day. See more »

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

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The less you know the better
7 May 2005 | by =G=See all my reviews

"Red Lights", a subtitled French film, spends it's 1.75 hour run following Antoine (Darroussin) and his wife Hélène (Bouquet) as they leave Paris for a night drive to Bordeaux to pick up their kids. What should have been an ordinary road trip turns into an extraordinary series of events which will leave the couple forever changed. The less you know about these events prior to viewing the better as any hint of what happens could lead to a case of mistaken genre and spoilage. This film is a human drama which doesn't attempt to entertain with extremes but rather opts to engross with a slowly seductive tale of intrigues kept to realistic proportion. "Red Lights" relies heavily on the ability to identify with the adult married couple and the problems they encounter and, therefor, will play best with mature adult audiences. A nicely managed, methodical and very believable film which spends most of its time with Darroussin, "Red Lights" received good marks from critics and public alike and is well worth a look by mature viewers into French flicks. (B+)


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