Keep the Lights On (2012)

Director
Ira Sachs

Main cast
Thure Lindhardt; Zachary Booth; Julianne Nicholson; Souleymane Sy Savane; Paprika Steen

Genres
Drama, Romance

Description
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.


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