The Lighthouse

Genre:  Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Running Time:  110 min.
Release year:  2019

Current rating: Rating: 1.00
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Cast: Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson


Aging lighthouse keeper Thomas Wake (Willem Dafoe) and his young assistant Ephraim Winslow (Robert Pattinson) arrive on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s, for a four-week stint.

Thomas, who says his last assistant went crazy, treats Ephraim like a slave. Ephraim takes the verbal abuse with as much calm as he can muster, and works hard at the physically demanding tasks Tom gives him, including scrubbing the floors, carrying heavy barrels of oil, gathering firewood, whitewashing the lighthouse, and shoveling coal, while Tom, who has a leg injury, does nothing but tend to the lantern. The two form a sort of camaraderie, especially after Tom finally convinces Ephraim to share a drink with him. But Tom's refusal to allow Ephraim access to the top of the lighthouse causes the younger man to believe that he has a secret.

Canadian Connection  Canadian Connection: Filmed in Cape Forchu, on the western tip of Nova Scotia.

Director: Robert Eggers
Studio: VVS Films
Producer(s): Jay Van Hoy, Rodrigo Teixeira, Youree Henley, Robert Eggers, Lourenço Sant' Anna
Screenplay: Max Eggers, Robert Eggers

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  • 1 star "Many things wrong with this movie. First, no protagonist. I didn't give a damn about either of these two axxholes. Second, lazy writing on the part of the screenwriter. The ending was so stupid. Worst movie I've ever seen at TIFF and that's saying a lot."
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