The Light Between Oceans Movie

Once you find love, can you ever let go?

The Light Between Oceans movie poster

A heart-breaking drama about fate, love, moral dilemmas and the lengths to which one couple will go to see their dreams realized.

Who's Involved:

Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz, Michael Fassbender, David Heyman, Jeffrey Clifford, Derek Cianfrance, Emily Barclay, Jane Menelaus, Jack Thompson, Caren Pistorius, Florence Clery, Thomas Unger

Release Date:

Friday, September 2, 2016 (Nationwide)

thematic material and some sexual content.

Runtime: 2 hrs, 12 m
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

In the years following World War I, Tom Sherbourne (Michael Fassbender), a young veteran still numb from his years in combat, takes a job as lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, a remote island off the coast of Western Australia. As the island’s sole inhabitant, he finds comfort in the monotony of the chores and the solitude of his surroundings. When he meets the daughter of the school’s headmaster, Isabel Graysmark (Alicia Vikander), in the local town of Partageuse on the mainland, Tom is immediately captivated by her beauty, wit and passion, and they are soon married and living on the island. As their love flourishes, he begins to feel again, their happiness marred only by their inability to start a family, so when a rowboat with a dead man and infant girl mysteriously washes ashore, Isabel believes their prayers may have finally been answered. As a man of principle, Tom is torn between reporting the lost child and pleasing the woman he loves, and against his better judgment he agrees to let Isabel raise the child as their own, making a choice with devastating consequences.

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Who stars in The Light Between Oceans: Cast List

"Black Widow" , "Oz: The Great and Powerful"  

... Isabel Sherbourne

"The Green Knight" , "Blue Bayou"  

... Tom Sherbourne

"Prometheus" , "Next Goal Wins"  

... Adult Lucy Grace

"High Ground" , "Unhinged"  

... Gwen Potts

"In My Father's Den" , "Baby Done"  

... Lucy-Grace


... Ralph Addicott

"High Ground" , "Never Too Late"  

... Bluey Smart


... Violet Graysmark


Who's making The Light Between Oceans: Crew List

A look at the The Light Between Oceans behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Derek Cianfrance last directed The Place Beyond the Pines and Blue Valentine. The film's writer Derek Cianfrance last wrote The Place Beyond the Pines and Blue Valentine.


Derek Cianfrance


Jeffrey Clifford
David Heyman

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Production: What we know about The Light Between Oceans?

Key Facts

  1. Based on the debut novel by M.L. Stedman.

Filming Timeline

  1. August 2015: The film was in Completed status.
  2. September 2013: The film was in Development status.
  3. Derek Cianfrance, who last directed the Ryan Gosling drama The Place Beyond the Pines, has been hired to direct.

  4. November 2012: The film was in Announced status.
  5. DreamWorks is in talks to pick up the movie rights to the debut novel by M.L. Stedman.

The Light Between Oceans Release Date: When was the film released?

The Light Between Oceans was released in 2016 on Friday, September 2, 2016 (Nationwide release). There were 10 other movies released on the same date, including Morgan, Zoom and White Girl.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

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