<![endif]Today I had the chance to attend the very first (early) 35 mm screening
Red Nights” a.k.a. “
Les Nuits Rouges du Bourreau de Jade”, a
fetish-mystery-thriller directed by Frenchies
Julien Carbon and
Courtiaud (scripwriters of
Johnnie To’s “
Running Out Of Time”)
and starring Hong Kong goddess
Also appearing are: French celebrity
Vilaine”), French newcomer
Carole Brana, French-Chinese-Vietnamese
Stephen Wong Cheung-Hing黃長興,
Hou Hsiao Hsien movies, “
Incident”) and two AnD artists:
Tony Ho何華超,who plays a cop,
and the lovely
Maria Chen陳霽平, who has a very
very very memorable scene with
Stephen Wong in "
Red Nights" (2010)“
Red Nights” Cinematography
Infernal Affairs II
& III”, “Initial D”); Editing by
Sébastien Prangère (“
Martyrs”); Art direction by
Fist of Legend”, “
One Nite in Mongkok”, “
Ressurection of the Dragon”); and
Alex Cortés (“
Eden Log”, “
Carrie Ng and her Fingers of DoomI can’t give away anything about the movie since it was a private
screening but I’ll share some “safe” information and some information that the
directors gave me on the movie set last March inHong Kong. The main action
takes place inHong Kong. The characters speak French,
Cantonese and Mandarin (Generally each actor or actress speaks his/her native language,
Maria Chen speaks some French as well!).Maria Chen, on the set of "
Red Nights” is a thriller in which women rule and are really
Carrie Ng, who gives one of her best performances in
a long long time (The movie was obviously written for her). There are some
Cantonese Opera scenes (with
Stephen Wong as an opera actor) and there
are some very brutal murders and vicious S&M scenes (no detail, but they’re
quite original). There are also many shots of women’s feet (with or without
The movie’s visuals are awesomely
beautiful (reminds me of some
Japanese 70’s movies like the
Carrie Ng, on the set of "
Red Nights" (2009)The following summary from the
Films Distribution website is not
really a synopsis of “
Red Nights” (a contemporary movie, not a period
piece), but is more a description of what happens in the Opera scenes.
It also gives information about the jade
skull everybody is looking for in the movie:
Carrie Ng, on the set of "
Red Nights" (2009)“
Red Nights” will be initially released inFrance(probably between
June and August 2010) by
La Fabrique de Films, and
will take care of the international sales. 2010 will be poisonous!
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