Watch: Feux rouges 2004 123movies, Full Movie Online – 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..
Plot: A cross-country trip turns out to be a nightmare for a troubled couple.
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About Antoine Dunan
After “L’ennui”, this was the second Cédric-Kahn-movie I have seen, and I found it great. Kahn proves himself a specialist on ridiculous men lacking self-confidence and absolutely inapt to retain some dignity in a modern world like this.
The thriller plot, as stated by some earlier commentators, may be a little weak, especially as regards the “man on the run” (he is obviously taken directly from the Simenon novel but his character is neither fish nor foul). But this is not what it is all about. The thriller plot is merely an excuse to give a touching and disturbing portrayal of character Antoine (and his marriage).
Let me answer to two of the “plot holes” discovered by two other commentators: Antoine’s drinking does make sense; he drinks because of frustration and a minority complex for not feeling man enough in the presence of his successful wife. His drinking is a childish act of defiance, he is not a sensible grown-up, not a man (as he keeps repeating himself). And of course, he doesn’t recall all these telephone numbers from his memory; as indicated with one of the first calls, he calls directory inquiries and has himself connected to the respective partner each time (remember, there is cuts between the various calls).
Red Lights is a brilliant character study concealed as a masterpiece of suspense. Darroussin gives a touching performance in his role as hero and anti-hero at the same time. He is not particularly likable but still makes us feel sorry for him.
The ending, which I am not going to reveal here, is stirring in a very subtle way because above all it raises the question how it is all going to go on.
I like stories in which weird things happen out of character logic. This is a particular successful one.
A positive experience of French cinema
This is the first and only film I have seen by Cedric Kahn, so I have no way of judging if this is one of his better works, or less. I notice some reviewers expressed a total dislike for this film, but I enjoyed it thoroughly.
As the film began, the drive took place, and the quibbles emerged between Antoine and his wife, I began to relate to the film because this scenario probably happens daily in many places across the world between a husband and a wife. What made this incident unique, and dramatic, is the other factors that came to play – encounters with a dangerous convict on the run by both protagonists, and Antoine’s indulgence of alcohol resulting in him committing certain out-of-ordinary acts. I began to developed a sense of disdain for Antoine as the film progressed, until I saw redemption toward the end.
This is a slow film that demands attention. It is one of the more memorable, contemporary French films that I have experienced in the past decade. I would recommend it to anyone that enjoys French cinema.
Original Language fr
Runtime 1 hr 45 min (105 min) (France), 1 hr 45 min (105 min) (USA), 1 hr 46 min (106 min) (Argentina)
Genre Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director Cédric Kahn
Writer Georges Simenon, Laurence Ferreira Barbosa, Cédric Kahn
Actors Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Carole Bouquet, Vincent Deniard
Awards 2 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A