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Keep the Lights On

Keep the Lights On
  • 2012
  • US
  • 101 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Ira Sachs
  • Cast: Thure Lindhardt, Zachary Booth, Julianne Nicholson
  • UK release: 2 November 2012

Erik (Lindhardt) is a Danish filmmaker in New York whose life changes when he meets closeted lawyer Paul (Booth). Thoughtful, tender film, reminiscent of Sirk or Fassbinder; perhaps too one-sided and self-absorbed, but Lindhardt is very persuasive as a man aching for romance but resisting commitment.

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Keep the Lights On

3 Oct 20124 stars

A thoughtful, tender film that recalls Douglas Sirk and Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Keep the Lights On is personal in a way that harks backs to American independent cinema of an earlier era. Director Ira Sachs has transformed moments from his own life into a thoughtful, tender film that brings to mind the melodramas of Douglas Sirk and…

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