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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 & 118 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 ... 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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Trivia

10 days before filming was due to start, production company New Regency tried to convince director Robert Eggers to shoot on wide screen because the film sets were "too beautiful" to not be shown on full scale. See more »

Quotes

Thomas Wake: And I'm damn-well wedded to this here light, and she's been a finer, truer, quieter wife than any alive-blooded woman.
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Connections

Featured in Conan: Willem Dafoe/Emily Catalano (2019) See more »

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Homeward Bound
Traditional
Performed by Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson
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Hard to watch
4 November 2019 | by willamanahSee all my reviews

Both characters have few if any redeeming qualities, which makes this mind twisting movie difficult to get behind. The cinematography was good, the acting was on point, the writing was quotable but I wanted in to be over half way through. I'm still confused as to what the point was, other than to convey discomfort.


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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:

$10,867,104

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,113,964
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Mono (Original intention)| Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.19 : 1
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