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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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Cast

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

Release Date:

18 October 2019 (USA) See more »

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The Lighthouse See more »

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Mono

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1.19 : 1
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Eggers' preparation for The Lighthouse began with the creation of a look book, detailing and distilling the film's aesthetics through works of literature, music, historical documentation, including photographs of New England mariner life in the 1890s. Also paintings by Andrew Wyeth, an early 20th century realist who painted the land and people of rural Pennsylvania and Maine, and symbolist painters like Arnold Boecklin, Jean Delville, among others, whose allegorical and mythical subjects inspired some of the fantastical imagery in the film. See more »

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Thomas Wake: What.
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Thomas Wake: What.
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A poetic and nightmerish movie
23 September 2019 | by valemasSee all my reviews

The Lighthouse is a visually stunning art piece. It creates constant tension with only two characters and minimalistic spaces. it's drunkenly metaphorical and leaves you in a dreamlike state that has you questioning reality. Great performances, great photography. My only complaint would that it is at times too theatrical, and violence seems a bit arbitrary. if you like art films and R.P's abs, this film is for you.


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