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The Red Goodnight is a neo-noir fever dream that twists reality and enters the mind of a doomed man. Freddy (Nick Zibro) is a boxer trying to make it in the big city. After inadvertently committing a horrendous act, he must face the consequences of what he has done, and is desperate to hide his actions from his kind-hearted neighbor Jill (Ana Ribeiro). Those whom he once trusted have become dangerous adversaries in the blink of an eye. With nowhere left to turn, the forces of lust and darkness are closing in and Freddy must find the way out of this labyrinth of his own making.
Gangsters, guns, kidnapping, manslaughter, experimental music, black and white cinematography, and multiple femmes fatales - what more does a film need? The Red Goodnight honors and merges the film noir tradition of the past with an expressive, observational aesthetic style that makes it very much a unique film of the moment. With a nonlinear narrative that distorts and doubles back on itself, mirroring the fateful state of the protagonist, this film weaves a cautionary tale that won't soon be forgotten.
Running time 83 min., black and white. Written and directed by John C. Koch. Visit the film's website here.
"Let’s just say there’s a mountain, and I ain’t seen all of the mountain but I know it’s big, and I know there’s parts of it that I don’t want to know about. But when he needs me, I come through and I don’t ask questions."
— Z, from The Red Goodnight
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