Nuits Rouges

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Nuits Rouges
1974 Nuits rouges.jpg
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]

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.

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Production[edit]

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[edit]

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

Reception[edit]

Nuits Rouges received 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) in 2008.[9]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "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. ^ a b 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.

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