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PRESS'Cedric Kahn has reinforced his formidable festival reputation with FEUX ROUGES, or Red Lights, a thriller updated from a Georges Simenon novel. This turned out to be a classically elegant and gripping French film to thaw the freezing Berlin winter.'
- Peter Bradshaw, THE GUARDIAN
'Splendidly sinuous twister.'
'Kahn imbues a distinctive streak of the absurd and droll, visual wit into his story of an ordinary schlemiel'
'Kahn’s direction is aces; he’s learned the tricks from the masters of suspense and noir and added a spaced out sensibility of his own.'
'Kahn gets great work from leads Bouquet, who’s hardly in it but leaves a lingering quality, and most of all Darroussin... who carries pic effortlessly.'
- Leslie Felperin, VARIETY
'RED LIGHTS draws in you with sublime skill, and after an hour pulls off a jarring, handbrake turn in dramatic direction. You keep watching just to see what will happen next, a quality to which all films aspire but remarkably few achieve'
- Anwar Brett, FILM REVIEW
'Kahn delivers an impressive, intelligent and ambiguous work'
- Tom Dawson, TOTAL FILM
'A masterly thriller'
- Philip Kemp, SIGHT AND SOUND
'Kahn’s adaptation of Georges Simenon’s tale of martial strife confirms that he’s one of the best French directors at work today.'
'A marvellously intelligent blend of stylish suspense and perceptive psychological study.'
'The leads are remarkable good, with Darroussin effortlessly holding our attention in every single scene'
- Geoff Andrew, TIME OUT
'Kahn’s tale is so controlled and Darroussin so good that it holds you in its grip from beginning to end'
'A film that slowly but surely creeps into the mind, and stays there'
- Derek Malcolm, EVENING STANDARD
'Another smooth, sophisticated, real-world thriller from Cédric Kahn'
'Marvellously gripping, with a good few surprises up its sleeve'
- Steve Rose THE GUARDIAN
'Best French film I’ve seen all year'
- Tim Robey, DAILY TELEGRAPH
'A stylish, ice-cool film'
- Roger Clarke, THE INDEPENDENT INFORMATION
'Dark and unconventional, this road thriller by Cedric Kahn gets under the skin in ways it is not easy to rationale that have little to do with the textbook Hollywood script structures.'
'But perhaps the best thing about the film is Kahn's firm unorthodox grasp of tone that even allows comedy into the mix.'
- Lee Marshall, SCREEN INTERNATIONAL
'Kahn’s tautly atmospheric and offbeat thriller'
- Demetrios Matheou, SIGHT AND SOUND
'Jean-Pierre Darroussin is the most underrated actor in French cinema. Yet, he turns in another exceptional performance in this slyly suspenseful and mordantly witty adaptation of a novel by the prolific, yet equally underappreciated Belgian, Georges Simenon.'
'As in 'Roberto Succo', Cédric Kahn challenges the conventions of the road movie, but it’s his hommages to Hitchcock, Chabrol, and, occasionally, Jacques Tati, that make his direction so accomplished and assured.'
- David Parkinson, EMPIRE
'This surprising and disturbing French thriller works as both a detailed examination of urban marriage and a creepy road movie...'
'Astonishingly gripping and moving'
- Rich Cline, shadowsonthewall.co.uk