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The Light at the Edge of the World (1971)

GP  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Fantasy  |  29 October 1971 (Spain)
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Pirates take over a lighthouse on a rocky island. They then execute a devious plan to cause ships to run aground, pillaging their wrecks. A lone member of the lighthouse crew survives, and ... See full summary »

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Will Denton
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Jonathan Kongre
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Jean-Claude Drouot ...
Virgilio
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Captain Moriz
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Montefiore
Massimo Ranieri ...
Felipe
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Tarcante
Tito García ...
Emilio
Víctor Israel ...
Das Mortes
Antonio Rebollo ...
Santos (as Tony Skios)
Luis Barboo ...
Calsa Larga
Tony Cyrus ...
Valgolyo
Oscar Davis ...
Amador
Alejandro de Enciso ...
Morabbito
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Pirates take over a lighthouse on a rocky island. They then execute a devious plan to cause ships to run aground, pillaging their wrecks. A lone member of the lighthouse crew survives, and he deperately fights their plot. A shipwrecked maiden that avoids the pirates slaughter soon complicates the situation. Written by John Rutkai <jrutkai@learningtree.com>

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29 October 1971 (Spain)  »

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Das Licht am Ende der Welt  »

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ESP 82,631,349 (Spain)
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The geographical location of the light (lighthouse) at the end of the world was an island in the Atlantic Ocean off the most southern headland of southern Chile's Tierra del Fuego archipelago. See more »

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Throughout the movie, every time a cannon fires there is no recoil. See more »

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A magnificent study of the darker side of human nature
1 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Surprising that Jules Verne would write such a story. Even more surprising that Hollywood would produce it. Yul Brynner is unbelievably good as a man freed of all bounds of convention, free to indulge his taste for cruelty and domination. Douglass is an excellent counterpoint, a courageous individual who's chosen simple solitude as a way to deal with the complications and turmoil society had imposed on him. And Samantha Egger's character is the capper, a woman willing to sacrifice far too much for comfort and safety. Inotherwords, everyman. The movie does show its age and is limited by the conventions of time and place and technology of the time. If you're looking for special effects and action as substitutes for thought, look elsewhere.


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