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The Light (2004)
"L'équipier" (original title)

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Camille arrives at the island Ouessant where she was born, to sell the house of her parents. She finds a book of a certain Antoine and starts reading. A story of a stranger is told who came... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mabé Le Guen
Yvon Le Guen
Grégori Derangère ...
Antoine Cassendi
Martine Sarcey ...
Nicolas Bridet ...
Marie Rousseau ...
Patrick Zard ...
L'acheteur (as Patrick Nardon Zard)
Bernard Spiegel ...
Nathalie Besançon ...
Thierry Lavat ...
Nadia Barentin ...
Emmanuel Courcol ...
Le curé
Christophe Kourotchkine ...


Camille arrives at the island Ouessant where she was born, to sell the house of her parents. She finds a book of a certain Antoine and starts reading. A story of a stranger is told who came 1963 to the island. He wasn't well received and left again after 2 month. Written by cengelm

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In 1963 they were drawn to THE LIGHT


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3 November 2004 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Die Frau des Leuchtturmwärters  »

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$1,153,739 (France) (5 November 2004)


$1,153,739 (France) (5 November 2004)

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(flopped shot) Throughout the film, the main character has a mutilated left hand, which he wears in a leather strap. But in the long scene where he walks alongside Sandrine Bonnaire on her bicycle, and both meet the local priest also on bicycle, it's his right hand that is mutilated! Comparing the bell on the bicycle with other scenes, one realizes that this whole scene has been mounted in a mirrored way. See more »


Nel dì della vittoria io le incontrai (from 'Macbeth' Act 1)
Music by Giuseppe Verdi (as Verdi)
Performed by Birgit Nilsson and Giuseppe Taddei with L'Orchestre Academie Ste Cecilia de Rome
Conducted by Thomas Schippers
(r) Decca Musc Group
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26 November 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is the second time Sandrine Bonnaire has made a film in the rocky, ocean-lashed confines of Brittany--the first one being Voleur de vie, which I found better, truer to life. The story of a forbidden love that leads to pregnancy has been done so many times and Lioret is not the great director who can make it all fresh.

Grégori Dérangère is like a big friendly dog in this picture, not showing much emotion: we're supposed to admire his endurance and honesty but it all grew tiresome for me. Bonnaire shows how tough a Breton woman has to be amid the crashing waves and male stupidity, but her mind often seems elsewhere. Only Phillippe Torreton as the hapless Yvon shows any great commitment to the project. Once more he reminds me why he's one of my favorite actors.

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