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OK. I may have spoken too soon. There was another film in TIFF’s Midnight Madness line-up that caught my attention: Julien Carbon and Laurent Courtiaud directorial debut Red Nights and though it sounded interesting, I didn't expect it to look quite this good. Described by festival programmer Colin Geddes as a “fetishistic thriller” the film stars Carrie Ng as Carrie, a patron of the arts in search of an elixir which enhances sensations.

The official verbage reads like a twisted fairy tale:

During the reign of the first emperor of China, an ingenious torturer concocted an elixir that paralysed its victim's limbs, while increasing the sensitivity of their nerve endings tenfold. Kept in a jade skull, the elixir could provoke sensations in infinite variations - everything from erotic caresses to appalling lacerations. Haunted by the desire to experience the extreme sensations caused by the elixir, the executioner kills himself with his own poison, intensifying his death experience. His pursuers never found the skull, which had been concealed within a large imperial seal. But the curse of the jade skull, responsible for its creator's death, will endure within the seal, bringing misfortune to all of those who possess it. Until today...

If this doesn’t get your attention, maybe this trailer, which is equally sexy and creepy will. The pretty visuals are only a bonus at this point. I expect twisted!

Trailer and stills after the break.

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Anonymous (11 years ago) Reply

awesome! great camera work, perfect lightin, amazing sets. cant wait to see more.

love, the what appears to be, massive vacuum machine! :D

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