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The Lighthouse (2016)

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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.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Mark Lewis Jones ... Thomas Griffiths
Michael Jibson ... Thomas Howell
Ian Virgo ... Company Man #1
Joshua Richards Joshua Richards ... Jones
Stephen McDade Stephen McDade ... Fisherman
Nathan Sussex Nathan Sussex ... Taylor
Gerald Tyler ... MacDonald
Charles Curran Charles Curran ... Men In Mist
Jason May ... Company Man #2
David Shillitoe David Shillitoe ... Men In Mist
David Lloyd ... Men In Mist
Tim Edwards Tim Edwards ... Cox
Greg Mothersdale Greg Mothersdale ... Company Man 3
Fiona Franklyn Fiona Franklyn ... Rowers
Gerard Ginestier Gerard Ginestier ... Rowers
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Based on the infamous Smalls Island Incident of 1801 'The Lighthouse' follows Thomas Howell and Thomas Griffith's disastrous posting to Smalls Island Lighthouse to 'keep the light' 25 miles from land and surrounded by the deadly Irish sea. The men are stranded in a freak storm that rages for months, nothing short of an act of God. The film tells a tale of death, madness and isolation; a desolate trip into the heart of human darkness.

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Save Our Souls...

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UK

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6 July 2018 (USA) See more »

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Маяк See more »

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Dogs Of Annwn See more »
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Haul Away Joe
Written by Anon
Performed by Michael Jibson and Mark Lewis Jones
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A very modest beam
3 March 2019 | by shakercoolaSee all my reviews

This is a story inspired by a true event in 1801, about two men in an isolated lighthouse on The Smalls - a forbidding cluster of basalt rocks 25 miles off the Welsh coast. It's glum, bleak and the narrative leads to the macabre but ultimately it's a dour and disappointing drama. It's not difficult to create drama with a two hander in a lighthouse but the director makes hard work of it. The two characters are given no real backstory so the actors are left to create what comes across as unexplained moodiness, skulking, and foreboding music for the first half hour. What is said adds very little, already telegraphed by their expressions. Trite lines are repeated, like "until the job is done" referring to inclement weather, and "we have a job to do" which isn't surprising given we know they have a job to do.


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