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Feux Rouges

Carole Bouquet and Jean-Pierre Darroussin stuck in traffic in a scene from the film

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If you have a subscription to Sky Cinema 1 (UK), you might like to settle down at 10 pm for a cracking good thriller, Feux Rouges (Red Lights). Carole Bouquet and especially Jean-Pierre Darroussin are excellent but it’s uncomfortable viewing. I spent most of the film with one of those “I know something bad’s going to happen but I don’t know what” feelings in the pit of my stomach.

From the IMDB review:

Based on a novel by that prolific 20th Century master of the psychological thriller, Georges Simenon (peerless in the art of representing bourgeois male pathology), Cedric Kahn has fashioned a handsome and compelling movie which credibly portrays the many different shades of its lead character’s rage and paranoia while maintaining steady levels of increasing suspense, even beyond the violent crescendo which occurs roughly two thirds of the way through. The mood changes somewhat as the shaken Antoine emerges from his nocturnal adventure into a new dawn, but further uncertainties and revelations keep the viewer gripped until the credits.

[tags]French, movie, Feux, Rouges[/tags]

3 Responses to “Feux Rouges”

  1. Knock Knock Mary
    March 8th, 2006 21:38
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    I’ll see if I can find it on one of my um, er DL sites. Thanks for the tip.

  2. Alison
    March 9th, 2006 04:14
    2

    Hmmm. Will have to check it out.

  3. daisy
    March 9th, 2006 10:28
    3

    Oh I hope you “find” it Mary ;-)

    Alison, I’ve been having rather exciting dreams, an email is winging it’s merry way to you.

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