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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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Cast

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

The Lighthouse See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$427,797, 20 October 2019

Gross USA:

$10,857,978

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,557,978
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Mono | Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.19 : 1
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Trivia

This is the third movie starring Robert Pattinson in which his character has a masturbation scene, after Little Ashes (2008) and Damsel (2018), with a possible fourth in the following year's The Devil All the Time (2020). See more »

Quotes

Thomas Wake: What.
Ephraim Winslow: What.
Thomas Wake: What.
Ephraim Winslow: What.
Thomas Wake: What.
Ephraim Winslow: What.
Thomas Wake: What.
Ephraim Winslow: What.
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Connections

Referenced in Evening Urgant: Gérard Depardieu/Dzhizus (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

Doodle Let Me Go (Yaller Girls)
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Performed by Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson
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Your Goddamn farts..
27 September 2019 | by steftrottmannSee all my reviews

The Lighthouse was way more than just hot air and it was finally one of these movies again that kept me on the edge of my seat during almost the whole runtime and it also looked amazing. There's a high tension and a very uncomfortable atmosphere that even allowed some very dry humour and some very funny scenes without ruining the whole mood/feeling of the movie (like It: Chapter 2 did, for example).

Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson are (of course) outstanding, but I just have to say that I'm very excited that director Robert Eggers delievered another unique cinematic experience after The Witch.


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