The movie was filmed in Vietnam’s northern mountainous areas, including Ba Be Lake in Bac Kan province and Dong Van, Meo Vac in Ha Giang province.
Set in Indochina in 1946, the film tells the love story between a French soldier and a young Vietnamese woman, who is fighting for national independence. It also promote Vietnamese natural beauty of the country which is a major theme of the movie. The war is a background story to accentuate the tale of love between the two main characters.
Olivier Lorelle won the César Award for Best Original Screenplay in 2007 for Days of Glory (Indigènes) and was nominated in 2012 for Best Adaptation with Omar Killed Me.
Director Oliver Lorelle and female lead character of the film, Audrey Giacomini will participate in an exchange with audiences at the screening. Audrey Giacomini is a Vietnamese - French actress and model , known for Mr. Nobody (2009), Polaroid Song (2012) and Mantra (2015).
"Ciel Rouge" was released in France in July.