Love demands everything

"She's a lovely baby, but she doesn't belong to us. We can't keep her."

Tom Sherbourne

The Light Between Oceans

Release Date: September 2, 2016

The Light Between Oceans, the best-selling M.L. Stedman novel that swept readers away with its transporting story of fate, love, moral dilemmas and the lengths one couple will go to see their hard-fought dreams realized, comes to the screen as a lush, classically star-crossed romance starring Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander and Rachel Weisz written for the screen and directed by Derek Cianfrance.

Set on the remote edge of Western Australia in the years following the devastation of the Great War, the book lured readers into a seductively old-fashioned tale of love and impossible choices beneath which lay roiling, contemporary questions of right and wrong, the effects of war and peace, the wonders of connection and the dangers of blind scruples.

This is where Tom Sherbourne, a shell-shocked veteran, devotes himself to his new job as lighthouse keeper on the otherwise uninhabited Janus Rock, surrounded by nothing but the vast sea, seeking solace in the solitude. He intends to remain alone, but unexpectedly meets Isabel Graysmark, a vivacious young woman from the town of Partageuse across the harbor, herself grieving two brothers lost in the war.

Despite the obstacles, their love flourishes in the stark isolation and they are soon married. Passionate for each other and hoping to be part of creating a new life together, they try to start a family, but fate intercedes. Then, one night, a mysterious rowboat holding a dead man and an infant girl washes ashore, setting off a chain of decisions—some impetuous, others wrenching— that unravel with shattering consequences.

Cast & Crew

The Light Between Oceans (2016) Movie Poster
The Light Between Oceans (2016) Movie Poster

Cast & Crew

CAST
  • MICHAEL FASSBENDER,
  • ALICIA VIKANDER,
  • RACHEL WEISZ
DIRECTOR
  • DEREK CIANFRANCE
SCREENWRITER
  • DEREK CIANFRANCE, BASED ON THE BOOK BY M.L. STEDMAN
PRODUCERS
  • JEFFREY CLIFFORD,
  • DAVID HEYMAN
CINEMATOGRAPHER
  • ADAM ARKAPAW
PRODUCTION DESIGN
  • KAREN MURPHY
COSTUMES
  • ERIN BENACH
EDITORS
  • JIM HELTON,
  • RON PATANE
COMPOSER
  • ALEXANDRE DESPLAT