"The Lighthouse" is a 2019 film directed by Robert Eggers.
The starring cast includes Willem Dafoe as Thomas Wake, Robert Pattinson as Ephraim Winslow, Logan Hawkes as the real Ephraim Winslow, Valeriia Karaman, Kyla Nicolle as Woman on the Rocks, Shaun Clarke as Departing Wickie, Pierre Richard as Departing Assistant Wickie, Preston Hudson and Jeffrey Cruts.
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A24 on Monday, September 09, 2019 released the trailer for "The Lighthouse" you can watch here:
The Lighthouse | Official Trailer 2 HD | A24.
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In the late 19th century, Ephraim Winslow (Robert Pattinson) serves a contract job as a wickie for a month on an isolated island off the coast of New England, under the supervision of the island's longtime keeper, Thomas Wake (Willem Dafoe). In his quarters, Winslow discovers a small scrimshaw of a mermaid and keeps it in his jacket. Wake immediately proves to be very demanding, assigning Winslow increasingly taxing jobs such as emptying chamber pots, painting the lighthouse, and carrying heavy kerosene containers up the stairs, while forbidding him access to the lantern room; Winslow observes that every evening, Wake secretly ascends the lighthouse and disrobes before the light. During his stay on the island, Winslow begins to hallucinate sea monsters and logs floating in the sea, and masturbates to the mermaid on the scrimshaw. He also continues to observe Wake's strange ritual and is bothered by a one-eyed gull that Wake tells him not to kill, as he believes that gulls are reincarnated sailors. One evening while dining, Wake reveals to Winslow that his previous wickie died after losing his sanity, while Winslow reveals that he is a former timberman from Maine seeking a new trade.
The day before his scheduled departure, Winslow discovers a dead gull inside the cistern, bloodying its water. Winslow is again bothered by the one-eyed gull; he brutally kills it in anger. The wind drastically changes direction and a violent storm hits the island. Winslow and Wake spend the night getting drunk, and the storm rages through the next morning, preventing the relief ferry meant to pick up Winslow from arriving. As Winslow empties the chamber pots, he notices a body washed up on the shore and discovers that it is a mermaid, which awakens and howls at him. He flees back to the cottage, where Wake informs him that the storm has spoiled their rations, and that new ones will not arrive for weeks. The pair unearth a crate at the lighthouse's base that supposedly contains reserve rations, but contains only bottles of gin. In the following days, as the storm continues to rage, Winslow and Wake drink most of the gin, alternating between moments of intimacy and hostility. One night, Winslow tries unsuccessfully to steal the lantern room keys from Wake as he sleeps and contemplates stabbing him. He later hallucinates a lobster trap containing the one-eyed head of Wake's previous wickie. Winslow confesses to Wake that his real name is Thomas Howard and that he assumed the identity of the real Ephraim Winslow (Logan Hawkes), his foreman who died in an accident Howard purposefully neglected to stop. Wake chases Howard down, accusing him of "spilling his beans" and destroys their only dory with an axe; once incapacitated, however, Wake claims that it was Howard who chased him and destroyed the dory.
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"The Lighthouse" movie release date was scheduled to be on May 19, 2019 (Cannes), on October 5, 2019 (BFI London Film Festival), on October 18, 2019 (United States), on November 28, 2019 (Germany), on December 18, 2019 (France) and on January 31, 2020 (United Kingdom) distributing by A24 (United States), VVS Films (Canada), Focus Features/Universal Pictures (International), Universal Pictures International (UPI), Creative Programs, Cine Canibal, Transformer, Tulip Entertainment, United International Pictures (UIP), Vitrine Filmes and NOS Audiovisuais.
The duration of the film is 109 minutes. With a budget of $4 million, the film grossed over $18.1 - 18.3 million.
"The Lighthouse" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.
Principal photography began on April 9, 2018, in Canada, lasting 34 days.
"The Lighthouse" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.5/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 90/100.
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