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The Light (2004)

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TV-14 | | Drama, Romance | 3 November 2004 (France)
Camille arrives at the island Ouessant where she was born, to sell the house of her parents. She finds a book of a certain Antoine and starts reading. A story of a stranger is told who came... See full summary »

Director:

Philippe Lioret

Writers:

Emmanuel Courcol (scenario, adaptation and dialogue), Claude Faraldo (collaborating writer) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandrine Bonnaire ... Mabé Le Guen
Philippe Torreton ... Yvon Le Guen
Grégori Derangère ... Antoine Cassendi
Émilie Dequenne ... Brigitte
Anne Consigny ... Camille
Martine Sarcey Martine Sarcey ... Jeanne
Nicolas Bridet Nicolas Bridet ... Jean-Mi
Marie Rousseau Marie Rousseau ... L'acheteuse
Patrick Zard Patrick Zard ... L'acheteur (as Patrick Nardon Zard)
Bernard Spiegel Bernard Spiegel ... L'entrepreneur
Nathalie Besançon Nathalie Besançon ... Jeanne
Thierry Lavat Thierry Lavat ... Tinou
Nadia Barentin Nadia Barentin ... Huberte
Emmanuel Courcol Emmanuel Courcol ... Le curé
Christophe Kourotchkine Christophe Kourotchkine ... Lebras
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Storyline

Camille arrives at the island Ouessant where she was born, to sell the house of her parents. She finds a book of a certain Antoine and starts reading. A story of a stranger is told who came 1963 to the island. He wasn't well received and left again after 2 month. Written by cengelm

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In 1963 they were drawn to THE LIGHT

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official site [esl]

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

3 November 2004 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Frau des Leuchtturmwärters See more »

Filming Locations:

Brest, Finistère, France See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,584,679
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Goofs

(flopped shot) Throughout the film, the main character has a mutilated left hand, which he wears in a leather strap. But in the long scene where he walks alongside Sandrine Bonnaire on her bicycle, and both meet the local priest also on bicycle, it's his right hand that is mutilated! Comparing the bell on the bicycle with other scenes, one realizes that this whole scene has been mounted in a mirrored way. See more »

Soundtracks

Les Crayons
Music by Étienne Lorin
Lyrics by Bourvil
Performed by Bourvil
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A Very Good Man Filled with Love and Punctured by Xenophobia
9 July 2006 | by film_ophileSee all my reviews

I have just seen this today at the French Film Festival at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. What a very very romantic story; akin to The Widow of St.Pierre for me.I sighed such a big sigh when it was over. More than many films I have seen recently, I did NOT want it to end.It took me in and wrapped me up as only a truly wonderful film can do.Maybe I'm impartial. I know that Gregori Derangere has caused me to fall completely in love with a film character for the first time in SO many years. He is just so GOOD, so filled with love for everyone around him, and so quiet and handsome. As the French might say, Un Hero Veritable. And the xenophobia of these island Bretons is just SO oppressive and so insidious.For most of them, getting rid of the handsome newcomer is what preoccupies them for the length of the film. The cinematography ,framing, pace, mood- all excellent. Hats off to the director and screenwriter who understand that the most convincing, tantalizing and mesmerizing way to present sexual charisma and chemistry- is not through bare flesh but through glances and brief silent encounters. I know-I'm partial. Nevertheless,I am STILL sighing.


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