Indie Trailer Sunday: French High School Thriller 'Lights Out'
Today's new Indie Trailer Sunday, to mark the return of this fine series, is a trailer for a French flick that (unfortunately) doesn't have any English subtitles. However, because it was one of my favorite films of this year's Cannes and because there's still a lot you can pick up from this trailer (like the visual style and mood and a glimpse at its drama) that I wanted to feature it anyway. Twitch has debuted a trailer for Lights Out, also known as Simon Werner a Disparu… in French, a high school murder mystery noir film kind of like Brick but from France (read my review). Enjoy the music, too, as the film uses quite a bit of New Order in it.
Watch the full French trailer for Fabrice Gobert's Lights Out:
March 1992, in a small town in the suburbs of Paris. During an alcohol fueled 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, has not shown up for class. Blood stains are found in a class-room. Run-away, kidnap, suicide, murder?
Lights Out, or Simon Werner a Disparu originally in French, is both written and directed by Fabrice Gobert, a young first-time French filmmaker making a film inspired by his own life. It features a lot of songs by 80's band New Order. This first premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this year but doesn't have a US distributor yet, so we're not sure when it'll be coming to theaters. Stay tuned for any more updates if you're interested!