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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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 15 wins & 81 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Pattinson ... Thomas Howard
Willem Dafoe ... Thomas Wake
Valeriia Karaman ... Mermaid
Logan Hawkes 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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Storyline

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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Official Sites:

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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:

$10,858,834

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,558,834
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Mono | Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.19 : 1
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Trivia

Willem Dafoe played a marvel super villain Green Goblin in Spider-Man (2002) and Robert Pattinson plays a DC super hero in The Batman (2021). They both played Vampires, Dafoe in Shadow of the Vampire (2000) and Pattinson in the Twilight (2008) movies. See more »

Quotes

Thomas Wake: O what Protean forms swim up from men's minds, and melt in hot Promethean plunder, scorching eyes, with divine shames and horror... And casting them down to Davy Jones. The others, still blind, yet in it see all the divine graces and to Fiddler's Green sent,where no man is suffered to want or toil,but is... Ancient... Mutable and unchanging as the she who girdles 'round the globe. Them's truth.
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Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Best Horror Movies of 2019 (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Tis Brasswork
Based on the Poem: "Brasswork: The Light-Keepers Lament" by Frederic W. Morong, Jr.
Melody by Mark Korven
Performed by Willem Dafoe
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Best Film At Cannes 2019
25 May 2019 | by na-picturesSee all my reviews

THE LIGHTHOUSE was the best film I've seen at Cannes so far, an incomparable hysterical nightmare epic with Pattinson potentially delivering the best performance of the year. It takes its time, digs deep under your subconscious and won't leave till you've picked apart every frame - 9/10


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