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In the years following World War I, lighthouse keeper Tom Sherbourne and his wife Isabel begin their life together on a remote island off the coast of Western Australia. As the only inhabitants of Janus Rock, the couple live a quiet life, blissfully in love and sheltered from the rest of the world. Then one day, a mysterious rowboat washes ashore carrying a dead man and a crying baby girl. Reeling from a recent loss, Tom and Isabel decide to raise the child as their own, setting off a chain of decisions – some impetuous, others wrenching – that unravel with shattering consequences.
From acclaimed director Derek Cianfrance (The Place Beyond the Pines, Blue Valentine), Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander star in The Light Between Oceans, a beautiful, heartbreaking and ultimately redemptive story of love and sacrifice based on the bestselling Australian novel by M.L. Stedman.
Guardian 4 Stars“Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander give heartfelt performances in a tale of love and sacrifice that isn’t afraid to hit cymbal-crashing levels of sentimentality”.
New York Observer 4 Stars“It’s a work of art that must be experienced, not explained—intelligent, deeply heartfelt and one of the best films of the year.”
NZ Herald 3 Stars “It probably goes without saying, but tissues are a must.”
Directed by Derek Cianfrance (‘The Place Beyond the Pines’, ‘Blue Valentine’)
Starring Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz, Caren Pistorius, Benedict Hardie, Emily Barclay, Scott Wills, Thomas Unger, Anthony Hayes, Leon Ford
Written by Derek Cianfrance (based on the novel by M.L. Stedman)
Drama | 133mins | Rating: M Sex scenes | USA, New Zealand
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