Whoa - Trailer Debut for Crazy TIFF Midnight Film 'Red Nights'

August 24, 2010

Red Nights Trailer

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:

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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?

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  • Janny
    totally happened to me once... and by the by, didn't see a luger in the trailer, the pistol the french chick pulled out of the pocket looks like a mauser c96
  • harm
    Just an FYI the gun shown is not a Luger its a Broomhandle Mauser. Older than the Luger 1896 to 1908. Think Winston Churchill in the Boer War as opposed to WW1 or WW2. Interesting choice of weaponry as its not one that is seen in movies much at all anymore.
  • harm
    Janny beat me to it
  • John
    What does the woman say at the end of the trailer?
  • Tether
    "What does the woman say at the end of the trailer?" I think it translates to "Be sure to drink your Ovaltine." Whatever she says, count me in for this one. Looks too interesting to pass up.
  • Conrad The Great
    What the hell are you guys talking about??? This looks too weird to be any good. Fucked up Asian women with claws and fetishes.....doesn't sound appealing. Sorry.
  • Arslaan
    She says "A little pain can give so much pleasure"
  • beavis
    wow.........very stylized violence laced with eroticism - and it seems to work (to my surprise). as long as it has english subtititles (so i know what's going on!) - i''m in!
  • budbud
    That was strangely awesome......
  • Peter
    Well, it looks like a better movie than most of what I have seen recently. I'm interested.
  • Neal
    Count me in. Great trailer.
  • Cineprog
    Not my Cup of Tea.;)
  • Nodin
    I sat through a whole Nicolas Cage movie just to see, therefore I can risk sitting through this....
  • chilin
    interesting to the max!! i'll watch it disturbing for my g/f...
  • lamar
    I'm having trouble describing what I just saw.
  • votre
    I understand it it subjects its audience to almost as much sadistic torture as 'Eat, Pray, Love' does.
  • DiR3cT
    Bizzarley interesting!
  • C.C.
    Can't wait to see it. What's with the bare foot to the face?
  • Nodin
    @CC - I'd say its one for the foot fetish people. By the time it hits DVD it'll probably have a tarantino endorsement on the box.
  • C.C.
    Foot, gun, latex fetish...I guess Tarantino would dig it. Has he done anything recently?
  • Ellsworth
    Hot woman, but I have no idea what I just saw... wow...
  • MMH
    I have no idea what that was, but I Definitely want to see it.
  • DiR3cT
    I was floored the first time I watched that trailer just from the mood and style.




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