7.3/10
75
1 user 1 critic

The Lighthouse Keepers (1929)

Gardiens de phare (original title)
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

Marooned on a remote peninsula and haunted by frightening specters, a young man must confront the grotesque denizens of the night, or heed the Lighthouse Keeper's cryptic warning to, 'Always keep a light burning!'

Director: Benjamin Cooper
Stars: Vernon Wells, Matt O'Neill, Rachel Riley
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A drunken sailor recounts the surrealistic odyssey of his life story to a murderous student.

Director: Raoul Ruiz
Stars: Jean-Bernard Guillard, Philippe Deplanche, Nadège Clair
Michael (1924)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Triangle story: painter, his young male model, unscrupulous princess.

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer
Stars: Walter Slezak, Max Auzinger, Nora Gregor
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A young woman, Poppy, out for excitement in Shanghai, enters a gambling house owned by "Mother" Gin Sling, a dragon-lady who worked herself up from poverty to buy the casino. Sir Guy ... See full summary »

Director: Josef von Sternberg
Stars: Gene Tierney, Walter Huston, Victor Mature
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

On the Russian front in 1944 German Private Ernst Graeber receives a leave and visits his family in Germany but Germany isn't the same country he left behind.

Director: Douglas Sirk
Stars: John Gavin, Liselotte Pulver, Jock Mahoney
Casanova 70 (1965)
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The amorous adventures of Andrea Rossi-Colombotti, an army officer who finds pleasure with beautiful women in life-threatening situations.

Director: Mario Monicelli
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Virna Lisi, Marisa Mell
La pelle (1981)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

After the Allies liberate Naples in 1943, the life for the locals is not much easier, especially for women. Many sacrifice their dignity and morale to survive.

Director: Liliana Cavani
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Ken Marshall, Alexandra King
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Several ghosts in an ancient palazzo in Rome join together to save their home from destruction. Mastrianni plays several parts and is hilarious. The other actors are great too.

Director: Antonio Pietrangeli
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Belinda Lee, Sandra Milo
Sumurun (1920)
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The favorite slave girl of a tyrannical sheik falls in love with a cloth merchant. Meanwhile, a hunchback clown suffers unrequited love for a traveling dancer who wants to join the harem.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Stars: Ernst Lubitsch, Pola Negri, Paul Wegener
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Ryoichi and Chikako are brother and sister. They live together. Chikako works during the day in a office and at night she prostitutes herself to fund her brother studies in univesity. ... See full summary »

Director: Yasujirô Ozu
Stars: Yoshiko Okada, Ureo Egawa, Kinuyo Tanaka
The Lighthouse I (2016)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Based on real events which saw two lighthouse keepers stranded for months at sea in a freak storm, the film tells a tale of death, madness and isolation; a desolate trip into the heart of human darkness.

Director: Chris Crow
Stars: Mark Lewis Jones, Michael Jibson, Ian Virgo
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The suitor rejects elder sister Kunie but likes Kimoko, the younger one. Their father and his mistress have separate shops. Kimiko suddenly learns that she is her mother. Business is bad. The police visit when business shortcuts are taken.

Director: Mikio Naruse
Stars: Sachiko Chiba, Kamatari Fujiwara, Toshiko Itô
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Paul Fromet ...
Père Brehan
...
Yvon Bréhan
Genica Athanasiou ...
Marie
Gabrielle Fontan ...
Mère de Marie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maria Fromet
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Release Date:

4 October 1929 (France)  »

Also Known As:

The Lighthouse Keepers  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

|

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The one-act play on which this film is based premiered at the Théâtre du Grand-Guignol in Paris in May 1905 with Henri Gouget in the role of Yvon. The play was revived 1913, 1918, 1925 and 1933. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Nighthouse keepers
28 September 2012 | by See all my reviews

This silent movie must be considered Grémillon's first masterwork;its very bad copy is in need of restoration.

Two lighthouse keepers (the father and the son) are to spend one entire month in the middle of the sea near the coasts of Brittany;a series of bizarre flashbacks reveals us that the young man has been bitten by a rabid dog.He remembers things of his past,his fiancée,the attack of the dog -which he did not take seriously- and he's seeing things too ,sometimes his visions become mad .As his condition gets worse,he and his father,prisoners of their islet ,inaccessible because of the raging sea ,begin to panic.It almost verges on horror movie,and it will be imitated later.

The soundtrack is brilliant,close to musique concrete ,with a metallic predominance and sinister glug-glugs;even when they remember the Britton folk dances ,the sound is not that of bagpipes .Grémillon creates,without the sound effects of modern technology ,a feeling of deadly claustrophobia which grabs the viewer and there's no letup as it continues to build in intensity and drama as the flashbacks ,hallucinations and madness invade the enclosed place.

Grémillon's love for Brittany would emerge again ,notably in "Remorques" and mainly in his swansong "L'Amour D'Une Femme" in which an entire sequence was filmed in a lighthouse.


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?