Scene from the film Turn Off the Lights
Scene from the film Turn Off the Lights
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Turn Off the Lights

  • Romania

After years behind bars, three young men are released from prison. Among them is Alex, a captivating figure who charismatically addresses his past with a disturbingly blasé attitude toward violence, women, and guilt. Offering a rare peek into contemporary Roma culture, the three ex-cons try to reconcile the outside world with the gray-shaded areas of morality with which they struggle.


  • Original title
    Turn Off The Lights
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Ivana Mladenovic, Bianca Oana
  • DOP
    Luchian Ciobanu, Claudiu Ciprian Popa
  • Editing
    Ana Iliesiu
  • Sound
    Vlad Voinescu
  • Duration
    71 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Romania
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • Tribeca Film Festival 2012
    • Sarajevo Film Festival 2013
  • Awards
    • Sarajevo Film Festival 2013 (Best Documentary) is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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