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Red Nights (2010)

Les nuits rouges du bourreau de jade (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Horror, Thriller | 27 April 2011 (France)
During the reign of the first emperor of China, an ingenious torturer concocted an elixir that paralyzed its victim's limbs, while increasing the sensitivity of their nerve endings tenfold.... See full summary »

Writers:

Julien Carbon (screenplay), Laurent Courtiaud (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Frédérique Bel ... Catherine Trinquier
Carrie Ng ... Carrie Chan
Carole Brana ... Sandrine Lado
Stephen Wong Cheung-Hing Stephen Wong Cheung-Hing ... Patrick
Kotone Amamiya Kotone Amamiya ... Tulip
Maria Chen Maria Chen ... Flora
Jack Kao ... Mister Ko
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hin-Wai Au Hin-Wai Au ... Customs officer
Chi-Kui Fong Chi-Kui Fong
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During the reign of the first emperor of China, an ingenious torturer concocted an elixir that paralyzed its victim's limbs, while increasing the sensitivity of their nerve endings tenfold. Kept in a jade skull, the elixir could provoke sensations in infinite variations--everything from erotic caresses to appalling lacerations. Haunted by the desire to experience the extreme sensations caused by the elixir, the executioner kills himself with his own poison, intensifying his death experience. His pursuers never found the skull, which had been concealed within a large imperial seal. But the curse of the jade skull, responsible for its creator's death, will endure within the seal, bringing misfortune to all of those who possess it. Until today ...

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Crime | Horror | Thriller

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A stunningly wicked and beautifully disturbing Thriller
15 March 2011 | by stevenuskingSee all my reviews

I just watched it in Fantasporto Film Festival 2011. Wow! The relations between the women are stunningly wicked and the images of the film are beautifully disturbing. Killing people softly but till death do they part! It is such a revolutionary film, never seen anything like it before! If you watch it with a conservative mind and try to put it in any existing frame of genres in cinema, you will be lost. Because this movie is obvious an exploration of new sensations in cinema. A challenge in moral and an escape in reality, this movie is a crossover of love and death, modern and ancient, beauty and fear. Try to watch it with an open mind and you will be surprised how it drills in your heart. Love it!!!


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Hong Kong | France | Belgium

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Release Date:

27 April 2011 (France) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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