Synopsis: Several characters who are each at critical stages of their lives are strangely impelled towards an uncharted lake in the middle of the desert where they all have the opportunity to save each other.
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
90 min

BACKLIGH Hi you reached Jay and

Rachael's residence.

please leave a message and we'll

get back as soon as possible.

Have a great day!


It's David.

Your friend, your neighbor,remember?

I know you're in there

Can you pick up the phone, please?

And by the way...

When are you gonna change that recording?

Come on...

Its been a year already.

Don't you think is been enough?

You can 't let what happened

ruin your birthdays forever.

No disrespect.

I mean, I don't think Rachael

would want to see you like this.

Life goes on.

You got to step out of the hole.

I'm worried about you, Jay.

Don't make today feel like a year ago.

Have you opened Rachael's gift already?

Don't keep staring at that box

for the rest of your life.

What if it's perishable?

You better not let it rot.


I brought you some groceries, and...

Me and the guys,

we bought you a little gift, so...

Nothing fancy,

don't get your hopes high...

Just want you to know...

you are not alone.

It is bad enough

That we all lost her..

Don't make us feel

like we lost you, too.

Happy birthday, buddy.

To our friend,

Happy Birthday!

A new start needs

to cut the ribbon!!!

Come on...

Please, make a U-turn.

Please, make a U-turn.

You are on the wrong course

to your destination.

Please, make a U-turn.

You are on the wrong course

to your destination.

Please, make a U-turn.

You are on the wrong course

to your destination.

Please, make a U-turn.

You are on the wrong course

to your destination.

Hello, officer...

Good morning, sir.

Did I do anything wrong?

It's seem so.

Can't park in this area without a permit.

Well, I thought in a place

as empty as this,

How I can possible offend anyone?

Licence and registration, please.

Thanks for your cooperation.

Have a nice day.

You, too.

In half a mile, turn left.

Hey sugar, grab a chair,

I'll be right with you.

Thank you

Ready to order?

Yeah, just bring me the number two

and a cup of coffe.

I'll get your coffee.


What the hell.

Stop it!

Hey, come back here!

Oh God. No.

Oh, God.

Oh, come on baby.

Come on baby, come on.

In one mile, turn right.

Thank you.

Oh yes, thank you.

Hi, David. it's me.

I just wanted to thank you

for being my friend.

And for never giving up on me.

You must have noticed by now that my car

is not in the garage and...

You are probably wondering,

where the hell I am.

Well,you told me to leave

the hole and so I did.

I don't know where exactly

where I'm heading

But I just want you

to know that I'm alright.

Oh, by the way...

Thanks for the gift.

It means a lot to me..

Talk to you later.

Take care, buddy.

In half a mile, turn left.

Thank you.

In one mile, turn right.

Turn right.

You have arrived to your destination.

You have arrived to your destination.

You have arrived to your destination.



This is it?

Damn it.


You know we have a strict no cell phone use

in class policy.

However your daughter doesn't

want to abide by that policy.

Her conduct is disruptive.

Therefore I recommend you

take advantage of the suspension

and have a serious talk withyour daughter.

I'm sorry, but...

This is a bit hard to believe.

I mean, it doesn't sound like Lucy at all.

I just can't think of what could make her

behave like this. I'm so mad.


Your Hand?

Oh, thank you.

Do you mind if I ask what happened?

UH, we had a gas leak

at the apartment last week.

And I was lighing one

of those scented candles


You know?

The air just went up

around me all in flames

But luckily. Lucy had just

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Fernando Fragata

Filmmaker Fernando Fragata started his career in Portugal with the short film Love & Alchemy, which won him several International awards for best short film and best director. His other Portuguese films include the romantic comedy Sweet Nightmare and the critically acclaimed action comedy Chasing Life (Pulsação Zero). In 2004 he wrote and directed the mystery crime The Trunk (Sorte Nula), which became the top grossing Portuguese film of that year. Backlight came in 2010 and again broke box office records in his home country. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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