Keep the Lights On

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Brief Synopsis: "An emotionally and sexually charged journey through the love, addiction, and friendship of two men. Documentary filmmaker Erik and closeted lawyer Paul meet through a casual encounter, but they 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 and to be true to himself."

Overall Ranking: 1272 (Rank from 2012: # 54)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 33.33%
Regular 66.67%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
David Baruffi88(full review)
CinemaVisitor Erik70(full review)
Dan O'Neill65(full review)

People Involved

  • Thure Lindhardt (Erik Rothman)
  • Zachary Booth (Paul Lucy)
  • Julianne Nicholson (Claire)
  • Souleymane Sy Savane (Alassane)
  • Paprika Steen (Karen)
  • Ira Sachs (Director)