2.4.7. Films backs Gobert’s Lights Out
by Fabien Lemercier
13/11/2009 - After Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud’s Persepolis [trailer, film focus] and Denys Granier-Deferre’s Une Pièce Montée (“A Tiered Wedding Cake”, see news, to be released by Diaphana in spring 2010), Paris-based company 2.4.7. Films is embarking on its third production, the thriller Lights Out.
This debut feature by Fabrice Gobert is currently shooting in the Paris area. The cast includes Laurent Capelluto (nominated for the 2009 Cesar for Best Male Newcomer for A Christmas Tale [trailer] and currently on screens in The High Life [trailer]), Jules Pelissier, Serge Riaboukine, Arthur Mazet, Yan Tassin, Laurent Delbecque and Anna Girardot.
Lights Out is written by Gobert, who made a name for himself directing documentaries for Arte and TV series for France 2 (Coeur Océan and Age Sensible).
The plot opens in March 1992, in a small town near Paris. At a party one evening, some teenagers discover a body, apparently lifeless, buried in the forest undergrowth.
Lights Out is produced by Xavier Rigault and Marc-Antoine Robert (Producer on The Move 2008 - see interview) for 2.4.7. Films for around €3.5m. The budget includes €400,000 in backing from the Ile-de-France region, where the entire seven-week shoot is taking place. Diaphana will handle French distribution.
(Translated from French)