Lights Out
Fabrice Gobert
FRA 2010
93 min

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 disappears. Rumors start to spread.
I started out with an experience I had when I was a junior in high school in the suburbs of Paris in 1992. A student from my school had disappeared and we heard nothing from him for several weeks. I wanted to talk about the group of friends I had at the time, about the questions that it inspired among us. From there it seemed obvious that the action had to happen in the early 90’s. Setting it back in time gives the whole movie a certain strangeness. Jeremie and the others live in a place that looks like a thousand others, in a time that is hard to identify. That adds to their feeling of being out of focus. (Fabrice Gobert)

  • Jules Pelissier - Jérémie
  • Ana Girardot - Alice Shiffer
  • Serge Riaboukine - Rabier
  • Laurent Capelluto - Yves
  • Arthur Mazet - Jean-Baptiste Rabier
  • Laurent Delbecque - Simon
  • Yan Tassin - Frédéric
  • Selma El Mouissi - Laetitia
  • Esteban Carvajal-Alegria - Luc
  • Audrey Bastien - Clara
  • Fabrice Gobert
  • Agnès Godard
  • Martin Boissau
  • Peggy Koretzky
  • Sonic Youth
  • Frédérique Lapierre
  • Frédéric Lapierre
  • Bethsabée Dreyfus

TF1 International

35 mm
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