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The Lighthouse (2019)

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The hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

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Robert Eggers
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Complete credited cast:
Willem Dafoe ... Thomas Wake
Robert Pattinson ... Ephraim Winslow
Valeriia Karaman Valeriia Karaman ... Mermaid
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The hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

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There is enchantment in the light.


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

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18 October 2019 (USA) See more »

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Before filming began, Dafoe and Pattinson rehearsed with Robert Eggers for a week in a hotel in Halifax. While Dafoe loved to rehearse given his extensive theatre background, Pattinson didn't want to show and let out too much beforehand because his character not only has a mysterious past, but is a man of few words. He found the rehearsal process frustrating and uncomfortable, being used to react impulsively infront of the camera and getting self-conscious by over-analysing his character's motives and thinking too much about the scene beforehand. His method being, that if he accomplishes certain things in rehearsal, it will later ruin the spontaneity infront of the camera. Director Robert Eggers welcomed that the two worked so differently and stated that it "created a cool tension and increased the chemistry on screen." See more »

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Thomas Wake: Tell me, what's a timberman want with being a wicky?
Ephraim Winslow: Just looking to earn a living just like any man. Start anew.
Thomas Wake: On the run.
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Very well done
11 August 2019 | by jaye72See all my reviews

Well worth a watch, very well made. Never heard of it.. Glad I gave it a go


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