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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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Co-writer/director Robert Eggers takes stars Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe to the edge of sanity in The Lighthouse.

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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:

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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:

$9,296,779

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,296,779
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.19 : 1
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Trivia

The design of the mermaid's genitals is based on shark labias. The mermaid labia was constructed entirely out of silicone. Eggers on the backstory: "The mermaid on the Starbucks cup that has two tails is based on an early mermaid design: Medieval and Renaissance mermaids were always split so that these anima figures of male fantasy could perform their role that had been unfairly thrust upon them by their male imaginers. But no surprise that in the Victorian era, they closed the mermaids up and made them impenetrable. So that single-tail mermaid silhouette has become the archetypal mermaid look for people today, and also what a mermaid would have looked like in the period of the movie. But we still had to figure out how mermaids can copulate and create more mermaids. So, we studied shark genitals." See more »

Quotes

Thomas Wake: What.
Ephraim Winslow: What.
Thomas Wake: What.
Ephraim Winslow: What.
Thomas Wake: What.
Ephraim Winslow: What.
Thomas Wake: What.
Ephraim Winslow: What.
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Soundtracks

Doodle Let Me Go (Yaller Girls
Performed by A.L. Lloyd
Traditional arranged by A.L. Lloyd
Courtesy of Fellside Records Ltd.
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A Piece of Art - Film Festival Gent
9 October 2019 | by vyrondiamindSee all my reviews

Nothing is what it seems at the uncanny lighthouse where Robert and Willem deliver a performace from beyond. The chemistry between both of them grabs you on every emotion, from laughter to discomfort, and never seems to let your attention go. Since I'm no horror fanatic myself it's worth to mention Lighthouse is more categorised in the psychological sector where the atmosphere does a excelent job to make you feel uncomfortable and suspenseful. Absolutely amazing movie, or should I say a piece of art, on every level.


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