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The Lighthouse (2019)

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Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their sanity while living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

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Robert Eggers
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Willem Dafoe ... Thomas Wake
Robert Pattinson ... Ephraim Winslow
Valeriia Karaman Valeriia Karaman ... Mermaid
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Storyline

Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their sanity while living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

There is enchantment in the light.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, nudity, violence, disturbing images, and some language | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Filmnegah [Iran] | Official Site

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$427,797, 20 October 2019

Gross USA:

$10,551,311

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,251,311
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.19 : 1
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Trivia

The film has an aspect ratio of 1.19:1, an almost-square frame that was used in the early sound years by filmmakers including Fritz Lang and G.W. Pabst. They choose the format because "the spaces in this movie are meant to feel confined, it's more of a close-up movie than The Witch. The idea of widescreen only came about in the 1950s - we wanted to take people back further than that." See more »

Quotes

Thomas Wake: Should pale death, with treble dread, make the ocean caves our bed, God who hears the surges roll deign to save our suppliant soul.
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Soundtracks

Homeward Bound
Traditional
Performed by Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson
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User Reviews

 
Well crafted.. but bit empty with story
30 October 2019 | by prberg2See all my reviews

Really well made movie. Great acting and I was really transported to another place and time. Well crafted for sure.. but in the end I'm not quite sure what the point of it all was. But maybe that was what the director was going for. Seemed like chaos for chaos sake. A strong film for sure though...


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