The Light Between Oceans

{5/5} “For many years, everything I touched would fade away. And you are so full of life. That scares me.”

The Light Between Oceans, released in 2016

Tom, having fought in World War I, decides to becomes a lighthouse keeper — at least temporarily, filling in for someone who had a nervous breakdown. When he meets Isabel, he’s intrigued by her — after a courtship conducted mainly via letter they get married. They want to have children, but Isabel has two miscarriages — and then they agree to keep a secret.

The performances of the two leads will pull you in.

It’s about what you would do if you found out that something you’d done had hurt someone else. It’s about impossibly difficult moral questions.

It was filmed in Australia and New Zealand.

Stars Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander. Directed by Derek Cianfrance (The Place Beyond the Pines). The gentle music is by Alexandre Desplat.

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