Keep the Lights On

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  101 min.
Release Date: October 12, 2012 - Toronto - October 12, 2012 - Toronto
DVD: January 22, 2013

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Cast: Thure Lindhardt, Zachary Booth, Julianne Nicholson, Souléymane Sy Savané, Paprika Steen


KEEP THE LIGHTS ON chronicles an emotionally and sexually charged journey of two men in New York City through love, friendship, and addiction. Documentary filmmaker Erik (Thure Lindhardt) and closeted lawyer Paul (Zachary Booth) meet through a casual encounter, but soon find a deeper connection and become a couple. Individually and together, they are risk takers—compulsive, and fueled by drugs and sex. In an almost decade-long relationship defined by highs, lows, and dysfunctional patterns, Erik struggles to negotiate his own boundaries and dignity while being true to himself.

Director: Ira Sachs
Studio: Music Box Films
Producer(s): Marie Therese Guirgis, Lucas Joaquin, Ira Sachs
Screenplay: Ira Sachs, Mauricio Zacharias
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