Lights Out
Official US teaser poster
Directed byFabrice Gobert
Produced by
  • Marc-Antoine Robert
  • Xavier Rigault
Written byFabrice Gobert
  • Jules Pelissier
  • Ana Girardot
  • Arthur Mazet
  • Laurent Delbecque
  • Laurent Capelluto
  • Serge Riaboukine
Music bySonic Youth
CinematographyAgnès Godard
Edited byFabrice Gobert
2.4.7. Films
Distributed byTF1 International
Release date
  • May 20, 2010 (2010-05-20) (Cannes)
  • September 22, 2010 (2010-09-22) (France)
Budget$2.5 million
Box office$600.000[1]

Lights Out (French: Simon Werner a disparu) is a French thriller film directed by Fabrice Gobert and starring Jules Pelissier, Ana Girardot, Arthur Mazet, Laurent Delbecque, Serge Riaboukine and Laurent Capelluto.[2]


The film was entered into the Un Certain Regard section of the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.[3]


Lee Marshall of Screen Daily wrote, "This genre-bending high-school thriller-drama about three students who go missing at a French lycee opens like a teen B-movie, but soon moves into more intriguing territory."[4] Jordan Mintzer of Variety called it "a deftly realized teen thriller" that is too similar to Elephant.[5]



SYR9: Simon Werner a disparu
Soundtrack album by
ReleasedFebruary 15, 2011
GenreSoundtrack, noise rock, post-rock
LabelSonic Youth Recordings
SYR series chronology
SYR8: Andre Sider Af Sonic Youth
SYR9: Simon Werner a disparu
Sonic Youth chronology
The Eternal
SYR9: Simon Werner a Disparu
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[7]
BBC Music(favorable)[8]
Drowned in Sound(6/10)[9]
Dusted Magazine(favorable)[10]
Mojo4/5 stars[6]
No Ripcord9/10 stars[11]
Pitchfork Media(6.0/10)[12]
PopMatters7/10 stars[13]
Record Collector5/5 stars[14]

The soundtrack was written and performed by the US noise rock band Sonic Youth.[16] It was released as part of the Sonic Youth Recordings series, titled as SYR9: Simon Werner a Disparu. It is notable for being the last release of new music from the band prior to their indefinite hiatus which was announced in 2012.

Track listing

All tracks are written by Sonic Youth.

1."Thème de Jérémie"4:30
2."Alice et Simon"2:38
3."Les Anges au Piano"3:31
4."Chez Yves (Alice et Clara)"3:33
5."Jean-Baptiste à la Fenêtre"3:04
6."Thème de Laetitia"6:01
8."La Cabane au Zodiac"2:08
9."Dans les Bois/M. Rabier"5:50
10."Jean-Baptiste et Laetitia"1:17
11."Thème de Simon"3:52
12."Au Café"5:33
13."Theme d'Alice"13:08


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  2. ^ Barton, Steve (21 April 2010). "More Teens In Peril in Lights Out". Dread Central. Retrieved 8 May 2012.
  3. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Lights Out". Cannes Film Festival. Retrieved 9 September 2011.
  4. ^ Marshall, Lee (21 May 2010). "Lights Out (Simon Werner A Disparu)". Screen Daily. Retrieved 1 January 2014.
  5. ^ Mintzer, Jordan (20 May 2010). "Review: 'Lights Out'". Variety. Retrieved 1 January 2014.
  6. ^ a b "Critic Reviews for Simon Werner A Disparu". Metacritic. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
  7. ^ Phares, Heather. Simon Werner a Disparu Sonic Youth at AllMusic. Retrieved 8 May 2012.
  8. ^ Diver, Mike (11 February 2011). "Review of Sonic Youth - Simon Werner a Disparu". BBC Music. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
  9. ^ Gutierrez, Mike (24 February 2011). "Sonic Youth - Simon Werner A Disparu". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
  10. ^ Ruccia, Dan (5 April 2011). "Dusted Reviews: Sonic Youth - Simon Werner a Disparu OST". Dusted Magazine. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
  11. ^ Wray, Daniel Dylan (2 February 2011). "Sonic Youth: Simon Werner A Disparu - Music Review". No Ripcord. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
  12. ^ Berman, Stuart (21 February 2011). "Simon Werner a Disparu OST". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 1 January 2014.
  13. ^ Aspray, Benjamin (17 March 2011). "Sonic Youth: SYR9: Simon Werner a Disparu". PopMatters. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
  14. ^ "Sonic Youth - Simon Werner a Disparu CD Album". CD Universe. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
  15. ^ Viney, Joseph (21 February 2011). "Review: Sonic Youth - SYR 9: Simon Werner a Disparu". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
  16. ^ Sciretta, Peter (22 May 2010). "Cannes Review: Fabrice Goberts Lights-Out-Simon Werner a Disparu". SlashFilm. Retrieved July 20, 2010.