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The Lighthouse (2019)

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

Director:

Robert Eggers
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 29 wins & 115 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete credited cast:
Robert Pattinson ... Thomas Howard
Willem Dafoe ... Thomas Wake
Valeriia Karaman ... Mermaid
Logan Hawkes ... Ephraim Winslow
Kyla Nicolle Kyla Nicolle ... Woman on the Rocks
Shaun Clarke Shaun Clarke ... Departing Wickie
Pierre Richard Pierre Richard ... Departing Assistant Wickie
Preston Hudson Preston Hudson ... Tender Mate
Jeffrey Cruts Jeffrey Cruts ... Tender Mate (as Jeff Cruts)
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As the wavering cry of the foghorn fills the air, the taciturn former lumberjack, Ephraim Winslow, and the grizzled lighthouse keeper, Thomas Wake, set foot in a secluded and perpetually grey islet off the coast of late-19th-century New England. For the following four weeks of back-breaking work and unfavourable conditions, the tight-lipped men will have no one else for company except for each other, forced to endure irritating idiosyncrasies, bottled-up resentment, and burgeoning hatred. Then, amid bad omens, a furious and unending squall maroons the pale beacon's keepers in the already inhospitable volcanic rock, paving the way for a prolonged period of feral hunger; excruciating agony; manic isolation, and horrible booze-addled visions. Now, the eerie stranglehold of insanity tightens. Is there an escape from the wall-less prison of the mind? Written by Nick Riganas

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The light has its mysteries. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

There were versions of the script that were "too clear". Director Robert Eggers's goal was to make the audience go mad and become confused like Winslow, so the final script turned out being more confusing for the audience. See more »

Quotes

Thomas Wake: DAMN YE! Let Neptune strike ye dead, Winslow! HAAAAAARK!
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Homeward Bound
Traditional
Performed by Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson
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A metaphorically prophetic film...
27 July 2020 | by xstalSee all my reviews

A metaphorically prophetic film that could portray the struggle of many who have been in self Isolation from the recent pandemic comprising, but not limited to, intense psychological anguish, self doubt, intoxication, poor diet and delusion - in monochrome but not black and white


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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lighthouse See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$427,797, 20 October 2019

Gross USA:

$10,867,104

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,091,623
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Original intention)| Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.19 : 1
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