Nuits Rouges

Nuits Rouges is a 1974 French-Italian crime and thriller film directed by Georges Franju. The film was released in the U.S. in an English-dubbed version by New Line Cinema under the title Shadowman in 1975.

Nuits Rouges
Directed byGeorges Franju
Produced byRaymond Froment[1]
Screenplay byJacques Champreaux[1]
Starring
Music byGeorges Franju
CinematographyGuido Renzo Bertoni[1]
Edited byGilbert Natot[1]
Production
company
  • Terra Film
  • S.O.A.T.[1]
Distributed byPlanfilm[2]
Release date
  • November 20, 1974 (1974-11-20) (France)
Running time
105 minutes
Country
  • France
  • Italy[3]
LanguageFrench[4]

Cast

Production

Nuits Rouges was filmed in 1973.[5] The film is a 100-minute theatrical version of a film originally commissioned for television.[5] The budget for the film was so modest that Franju had to film all interiors of the film on a studio set.[6]

Release

Nuits Rouges was released on November 20, 1974 in France.[7]

Reception

Nuits Rouges features mixed and even mocking reviews from French critics on its release.[8] Nuits Rouges was released on DVD in the United Kingdom as part of Eureka's Masters of Cinema series along with another film by Georges Franju, Judex (1963).[9]

Notes

  1. "Credits". BFI Film & Television Database. London: British Film Institute. Retrieved November 17, 2013.
  2. "Nuits rouges (1973) Georges Franju". Bifi.fr (in French). Retrieved November 17, 2013.
  3. "Nuits Rouges". BFI Film & Television Database. London: British Film Institute. Retrieved November 17, 2013.
  4. "Release". BFI Film & Television Database. London: British Film Institute. Retrieved November 17, 2013.
  5. Ince, 2005. p. 58
  6. Ince, 2005. p.59
  7. Erlewine, Iotis. "Nuits Rouges". Allmovie. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved November 17, 2013.
  8. Ince, 2005. p.60-61
  9. "Nuits rouges". Eureka Video. Retrieved November 17, 2013.

References


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