After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne (Michael Fassbender “Inglorious Basterds”, “Steve Jobs”) returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half a day’s journey from the coast. To this isolated island where the supply boat comes once a season, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel (Alicia Vikander “The Danish Girl”, “Ex Machina”). Years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel hears a baby’s cries on the wind. A boat has washed up onshore carrying a dead man and a living baby.
Tom, who keeps meticulous records and whose moral principles have withstood a horrific war, wants to report the man and infant immediately. But Isabel insists the baby is a “gift from God,” and against Tom’s judgment, they claim her as their own and name her Lucy. When she is two, Tom and Isabel return to the mainland and are reminded that there are other people in the world. Their choice has devastated one of them.
DreamWorks Pictures and Reliance Entertainment present, in association with Participant Media, “The Light Between Oceans,” starring two-time Academy Award® nominee Michael Fassbender, Oscar® winner Alicia Vikander, Oscar and Golden Globe® winner Rachel Weisz (“The Constant Gardener”), Bryan Brown (“Australia”) and Jack Thompson (“The Great Gatsby”). The film is written for the screen and directed by Derek Cianfrance (“The Place Beyond the Pines”, “Blue Valentine”) based on the novel by M.L. Stedman and produced by Oscar nominee David Heyman, p.g.a. and Jeffrey Clifford, p.g.a. The executive producers are Tom Karnowski, Rosie Alison, Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King.
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Alicia Vikander, Michael Fassbender, Rachel Weisz