beautiful love story between a young
man newly returned from the horrors
of the Great War and a young woman he
meets on his way to take up a position
as a lighthouse keeper on an isolated
island, a job that turns into a nightmare
when they make a decision that is
to have far-reaching consequences in The Light Between Oceans... DESCRIBED AS A BEAUTIFUL AND HEARTBREAKING reminder of the infinite
power of love and the lengths that we go in order to protect it, The Light Between
Oceans is a wonderful, at times tragic, story of former soldier Tom Sherbourne
(Michael Fassbender: 12 Years A Slave), who is recovering from his horrific
experiences during World War I and is seeking solitude as a lighthouse keeper
on a lonely island.
As he passes by the closest mainland he is introduced to attractive young Isabelle
Graysmark (Alicia Vikander: The Danish Girl) and they have an instant
connection. They have little time together, but it is enough for her to decide
she wishes to marry him and spend her life with him on Janus Island off the
remote coast of Western Australia as the lighthouse keeper's wife the
only woman allowed on the island.
Oceans is an elegant and
powerful love story
in which a young couple
who adore each other
make a good-faith
decision that makes their
but which, in time,
threatens to tear them
and Tom adore each other and create a perfect life for themselves, bringing
in hens and goats and falling even deeper in love. But, following two personal
tragedies, they see a small rowing boat being pounded by the sea and when Tom
pulls it ashore he discovers a dead man and a bonny baby.
Desperate for a child after suffering disappointments, Isabelle convinces Tom
to keep the child and bring her up as their own, calling her Lucy believing
her to be an orphan and little realising that there is another tragic story
around the event that will cause them to regret their actions.
They give Lucy a life of love and happiness, but their lives begin to unravel
when Tom sees a sad young woman (Rachel Weisz) at a grave in the churchyard.
Their decision to keep the child will test them to the brink of madness; resulting
in an injustice that threatens to drive Isabelle and Tom apart forever.
Based on the bestselling novel by M L Stedman and from acclaimed director Derek
Cianfrance (The Place Beyond The Pines), The Light Between Oceans
is an elegant and powerful love story in which a young couple who adore each
other make a good-faith decision that makes their happiness complete but which,
in time, threatens to tear them apart.
The Light Between Oceans also features: Rachel Weisz as Hannah Roennfeldt;
Bryan Brown as Septimus Potts; Jack Thompson as Ralph; Garry McDonald as Bill
Graysmark; Jane Menelaus as Violet Graysmark; Leon Ford as Franz Roennfeldt;
Florence Clery as Lucy-Grace; and Thomas Unger as Bluey Smart.
The atmospheric Music is Composed and Conducted by Alexandre Desplat; Costume
Designer is Erin Benach; Produced by David Heyman, pga, and Jeffrey Clifford,
pga; Based on the Novel by M L Stedman; Written for the Screen and Directed
by Derek Cianfrance.
One (eOne) is pleased to announce the stunningly romantic The Light Between
Oceans that releases on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK from 13 March 2017. Available
to pre-order from Amazon and available digitally from 27 February 2017. Certificate:
12 | Running Time: 127 Minutes Approximately | Catalogue Number DVD:
EO52090D / Blu-ray: EO52091BR.
Extras: Audio Commentary with Director Derek Cianfrance and Film Studies Professor
Phil Solomon | Lighthouse Keeper | Bringing The Light To Life.
"The Light Between Oceans is an elegant and powerful love story in which
a young couple who adore each other make a good-faith decision that makes their
happiness complete but which, in time, threatens to tear them apart.
Maggie Woods, MotorBar
"Heartbreakingly beautiful" Porter
"A sweeping romantic epic" Time Out
**** awarded by David Sexton, Evening
Standard, The Mirror, The Independent, The Sun, and
Camilla Long, The Sunday Times