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The Light (2004)

L'équipier (original title)
TV-14 | | Drama, Romance | 3 November 2004 (France)
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 »

Director:

Philippe Lioret

Writers:

Emmanuel Courcol (scenario, adaptation and dialogue), Claude Faraldo (collaborating writer) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandrine Bonnaire ... Mabé Le Guen
Philippe Torreton ... Yvon Le Guen
Grégori Derangère ... Antoine Cassendi
Émilie Dequenne ... Brigitte
Anne Consigny ... Camille
Martine Sarcey Martine Sarcey ... Jeanne
Nicolas Bridet Nicolas Bridet ... Jean-Mi
Marie Rousseau Marie Rousseau ... L'acheteuse
Patrick Zard Patrick Zard ... L'acheteur (as Patrick Nardon Zard)
Bernard Spiegel Bernard Spiegel ... L'entrepreneur
Nathalie Besançon ... Jeanne
Thierry Lavat Thierry Lavat ... Tinou
Nadia Barentin Nadia Barentin ... Huberte
Emmanuel Courcol Emmanuel Courcol ... Le curé
Christophe Kourotchkine Christophe Kourotchkine ... Lebras
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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 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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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Goofs

(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 »

Soundtracks

Le Lit du diable
Traditional Irish theme
Lyrics by Gilles Morvan
Performed by Douar Mor
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The picture, the story, the intensity of feelings ; perfect combination
12 November 2011 | by helenemichelcardinSee all my reviews

About the injured hand change in the middle of the film : it was filmed with the good one but the director decided afterward, for aesthetic reasons, to flip the image in the computer so the characters and everything else in that scene appear as though it was filmed conversely. He said it in an interview.

The dramatic tension builds up with the emotions of each character. We feel exactly as they feel. The rejection of the stranger by many of them is especially strong, and their angriness towards him all collapse magnificently when he reveals, in a Coup-De-theater scene near the end, why precisely he lost the use of his hand. Another fascinating psychological evolution : the complete rejection of him by his lighthouse partner that slowly but surely becomes esteem and friendship.

A story that looks typical at the start but that nevertheless brings an extraordinary personal view of people, not to mention the sea views that are just breathtaking.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

3 November 2004 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Frau des Leuchtturmwärters See more »

Filming Locations:

Brest, Finistère, France See more »

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$5,584,679
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