Indie Trailer Sunday: French High School Thriller 'Lights Out'

August 1, 2010
Source: Twitch

Lights Out Trailer

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!

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  • The music was interesting. Didn't get the rest.
  • After reading Alex's description I get the trailer a little more.
  • John Doe
    Maybe it's because neither of us understand French?
  • ^ Sorry guys. I thought it was still a good trailer to feature even without any subtitles, but... I guess not.
  • McQueen
    C'mon guys, seems as though none of you watch foreign movies? That said, this does look okay... nothing more!
  • lp
    reading everything on the page helped get the tone, and we should thanks alex for getting us links like this to helpen widen our culture, despite a need for subtitles haha
  • I watched Teen Wolf, does that count as a Foreign?
  • I am…
    Why "unfortunately" in French? Come on guys...there are other people on the planet...and some of them are French All cinephiles should learn @ least another's part of widening one's cinematic experience...and it's beyond 3D and IMAX :)
  • Brian Barajas
    was that a new order song in the trailer? i didnt recognize it
  • N.
    Hey I saw a nipple!
  • chilin
    Thanks Alex. and @10 N., i think so...




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