Red Light portrays three women from completely different worlds whose lives unexpectedly intersect when a well-known philosophy professor suddenly goes missing. Sylvia, a prostitute, runs a whorehouse with her toxic partner in Antwerp’s Red Light district. Esther is a well-known opera soprano and comes from a well educated background. Evi is a cop trying to combine a major case with her role as a wife and mother.These three women intertwine to liberate themselves from the control of the men in their lives.
Directed by: Wouter Bouvijn (who featured in the 2019 CANNESERIES for The Twelve), Anke Blondé (The Best of Dorien B)
Written by: Esther Gerritsen, Christophe Dirickx, Frank Ketelaar, Halina Reijn
Produced by: Eyeworks (Peter Bouckaert and Gunter Schmid), Hollands Licht (Nelsje Musch-Elzinga, Mark Furstner and Erwin Godschalk), Man Up Film, DPG Media and BNNVARA
Original Broadcasters: VTM (Belgium), BNNVARA
Cast: Carice van Houten (Game of Thrones, Black Book, Instinct), Maaike Neuville (The Twelve, Ghost Tropic), and Halina Reijn (Instinct)
Year of production: 2020
International Sales: Federation / Worldwide rights
Festivals & awards: Special Interpretation Prize & Student Prize at CanneSeries. Best Drama & Best Actress (Halina Reijn) at Nederlands Film Festival.