Whoa - Trailer Debut for Crazy TIFF Midnight Film 'Red Nights'
by Alex Billington
August 24, 2010
Whoa. We have a very weird trailer to debut for you today for a film that will be playing in the Toronto Film Festival 2010 Midnight Madness category, which is where all the dark, weird stuff goes. It's a French-Hong Kong film from filmmaking duo Julien Carbon & Laurent Courtiaud titled Red Nights (in English) starring Carrie Ng (Sex Medusa) and Frédérique Bel (Adèle Blanc-Sec). It's kind of a modern, bondage version of a Cantonese Opera. Here's how this was pitched to me: "If you are interested in lethal Chinese ladies with jade claws and moody French women with Mausers, you can take a look at our teaser." Need to say more?
Watch the first trailer for Julien Carbon & Laurent Courtiaud's Red Nights:
This shocking debut by director duo Carbon & Courtiaud is a seductive cat-and-mouse thriller set in Hong Kong, about one woman's obsessive desire to own a rare object that hides a deadly and perverse secret.
Red Nights, or Les nuits rouges du bourreau de jade originally in French, is both written and co-directed by first-time French filmmakers Julien Carbon and Laurent Courtiaud, who originally started as writers before making the leap to directing with this film. This was shot mostly in Hong Kong and will be premiering at the Toronto Film Festival next month. Red Nights does not have a distributor yet (hence no MPAA tag) so stick around for buzz and our initial reaction sometime in mid-September. Anyone like the way this looks?