The Light Between Oceans

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About this Film

The Light Between Oceans

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‘The Light Between Oceans’ chronicles the lives of Tom, a lighthouse keeper, and his wife Isabel. They live alone and happy, wanting for nothing, until they hear a baby’s cry. 

A boat washes up on the shore with a lost child inside. They take it in and raise it as their own, becoming a loving and devoted family. Until one day, years later, they meet a woman who may be the baby’s real mother. 

Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander star in ‘The Light Between Oceans’, a heart-rending drama from the acclaimed director of ‘Blue Valentine’. 

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  • Cast members
    Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz
  • Running time
    133 minutes
  • Directed by
    Derek Cianfrance
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Reviews in the press

4 Stars
“ This film tugs away at your heartstrings like it’s ringing in the new year ”

4 Stars
“ Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander show breath-catching depth ”

4 Stars
“ Powerhouse performances from Fassbender and Vikander ”

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Reviewer: BramblerDate: 2016-11-24

This is a movie for the older cinemagoer. It has a thought provoking storyline which will lead to lots of discussion after, but you feel the pain of all parties, even though some did wrong. I want to read the book now....

Worth a chance

Reviewer: mlittlestarDate: 2016-11-14

Pretty good film, tells an interesting and unusual story in a moving and heartfelt way with good casting and beautiful imagery. Probably a bit longer that it needed to be but all in all quite decent.

Ugh, betrayal...

Reviewer: Mrs OwlDate: 2016-11-05

Beautifully filmed. Deep and meaningful. But, from a mother's perspective, the actions of two of the lead characters were horrifying and unbelievable in equal measure. My partner and I argued about the rights and wrongs of the story for hours so it certainly provokes debate!


Reviewer: richmondDate: 2016-11-04

this is the worst film i have seen so far this year.

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