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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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Dafoe's accent is the jargon of Atlantic fishermen and sailors of the time, while Pattinson's character's lines are based off a very specific Maine farming dialect. Director/writer Robert Eggers was very precise about the actor's accents and line delivery. He would for example give instructions to "say this line 10 percent faster." See more »

Quotes

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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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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