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Feux rouges (2004)

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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2 nominations. See more awards »

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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$49,251, 12 August 2012
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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 »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Hurricane Heart Attack
Performed by The Warlocks
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Unmissable, beautiful film!
12 November 2006 | by adelaide-9See all my reviews

This is exactly what French cinema is best at doing, a brilliant, psychological drama that absolutely makes you sit up and think. I won't spoil the plot for you, as I think everyone should take the time to watch this film, and figure it out for themselves. I will say that the acting is incredible, Jean-Pierre Darroussin and Carole Bouquet provide a real tour De force as the main couple. All the incidental characters also make it stick, and the film is so artfully filmed, in fact everything combines together to make an overall brilliant picture. Perhaps needless to say, it is a very psychologically demanding film, but absolutely essential viewing. France after a slip in the 80s and early 90s has come back with vengeance in the Cinema stakes, and hopefully the rest of the world will sit up and take notice of this Cinema Revolution currently going on! Flawless and truly unmissable.


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