Lights Out (Simon Werner A Disparu...)
Lights Out (Simon Werner A Disparu...) (2010)

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… More

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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jordan Mintzer

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.

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Lee Marshall
Screen International

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.

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Mayer Nissim
Digital Spy

You get an insight into teenage life, but the ideas and emotions are subtle enough to enhance and not overshadow the story.

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Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

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.

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Kevin Jagernauth
The Playlist

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.

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Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

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.

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