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Red Lights (2004)
"Feux rouges" (original title)

Unrated  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  3 March 2004 (France)
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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 »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Deniard ...
L'homme en cavale / Man on the Run
Alain Dion ...
Le collègue de bureau
Olivier Fornara ...
Le serveur de la brasserie
Damien Givelet ...
Le présentateur des actualités (on tv)
Philippe Ivancic ...
Le serveur quartier Antoine
Candide Joseph ...
La femme accidentée
Brigitte Pain ...
La serveuse du bar routier
Igor Skreblin ...
Le Croate au téléphone / Man Yelling into Phone
Fabrice Robert ...
Le barman du Nirvana
Micky Finn ...
Le Rocker Irlandais / Irish Rock Musician
Moussa Boucetta ...
L'employé gare de Tours
Thomas Germaine ...
Le gendarme du 1er barrage
Patrick Servoin ...
Le chef de Gare de Ste Maure


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 <>

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Always keep your eyes on the road


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$3,202 (USA) (20 August 2004)


$49,251 (USA) (10 August 2012)

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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 »


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Warmed-over Clouzot
7 September 2004 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

A decent but ultimately disappointing thriller. It feels like slow-moving imitation Clouzot, with elements from Les Diaboliques ("What really happened?"), The Wages of Fear (high tension on a long drive), and Quai des Orfevres (a similar plot point I don't want to reveal here).

With tighter editing, "Feux rouges" could have been a much stronger movie. It does contain a number of memorable scenes, especially those involving the protagonist and his second passenger. Not a bad film at all, but it doesn't deserve the rave reviews it has drawn from several major critics.


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