Lights Out (Simon Werner A Disparu...)

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March 1992, in a small town in the suburbs of Paris. During an alcohol fuelled party, teenagers discover a body hidden in the bushes of a forest. A body that seems lifeless. Two weeks earlier. Simon, a 16 year-old teenager, has not shown up for class. Blood stains are found in a class room. Run-away, kidnap, suicide, murder? A few days later, Laetitia, a student from the same class goes missing without her parents knowing where she has gone. A young girl with no dark background or connection to Simon. The next day, Jean-Baptiste, a third student, also disappears. Rumors start to spread. The psychosis begins.


Jules Pélissier
as Jérémie Legrand
Ana Girardot
as Alice Cartier

Critic Reviews for Lights Out (Simon Werner A Disparu...)

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Though Lights Out initially aims at something vaguely disturbing, its rather lightweight resolution all too neatly ties up the trajectories of characters who remained compelling as long as their lives seemed messy and real.

Feb 23, 2012 | Full Review…
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You get an insight into teenage life, but the ideas and emotions are subtle enough to enhance and not overshadow the story.

Aug 18, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

With a score composed by Sonic Youth and a mystery that doubles as an insight to the tenuous and intangible qualities of those late sex-obsessed teenage years, Lights Out is a clever drama masquerading as a murder mystery.

Aug 18, 2016 | Rating: A | Full Review…

This genre-bending high-school thriller-drama about three students who go missing at a French lycee opens like a teen B-movie, but soon moves into more intriguing territory.

Aug 18, 2016 | Full Review…

The combination of slick, detailed writing and deft directing of the young stars make this a calling card film that will open many doors for [writer-director] Gobert.

Sep 16, 2011 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Writer/director Fabrice Gobert makes his feature debut with a tip of the hat to an old French film, the structure of Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction" and a soundtrack by Sonic Youth.

Sep 14, 2011 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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