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"Keep the Lights On" is a Drama film written by Mauricio Zacharias, released on January 20 of 2012 in the USA , starring Zachary Booth, Julianne Nicholson, Souleymane Sy Savane, Paprika Steen, Miguel del Toro and Maria Dizzia.

When was "Keep the Lights On" released:

Keep the Lights On was initally released in the United States on Friday, January 20, 2012 (Sundance Film Festival). Also released on Friday, January 20, 2012 have been Red Tails (dir. Anthony Hemingway), The Flowers of War, Underworld Awakening (dir. Björn Stein), Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and Red Lights. This was seven (7) years ago.

It has been released on Friday, October 19, 2012 in the United Kingdom; Tuesday, May 22, 2012 in Canada; Wednesday, June 06, 2012 in France; Friday, February 10, 2012 in Germany and on Monday, July 02, 2012 in Spain.

What is the cast of "Keep the Lights On":

At the casting of Keep the Lights On we find Zachary Booth, previously seen in Dark Horse (2011) and The Beaver (2011); Julianne Nicholson (Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (2009), Flannel Pajamas (2006)); Souleymane Sy Savane (Machine Gun Preacher (2011), Goodbye Solo (2008)) [ more... ]

What is the Storyline of "Keep the Lights On":

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 (acclaimed Danish actor Thure Lindhardt in his first leading role in a U.S. film) and closeted lawyer Paul (Zachary Booth, Damages) 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. Keep the Lights On is shot with a grainy beauty that resonates with the texture of New York City, accentuated by disco beats and a mournful cello, both from musician Arthur Russell's eclectic catalog. Director Ira Sachs's fearlessly personal screenplay is anchored by Lindhardt, who embodies Erik's isolation and vulnerability with a gentle presence. Harrowing and romantic, visceral and layered, Keep the Lights On is a film that looks at love and all of its manifestations, taking it to dark depths and bringing it back to a place of grace.

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