Original English version with French subtitles
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On a remote Australian island in the years following World War I, lighthouse keeper Tom Sherbourne (Michael Fassbender) and his wife, Isabel (Alicia Vikander), discover a boat washed ashore carrying a dead man and a two-month old baby. Rescuing the infant, they make the decision to raise her as their own but the consequences of their choice prove to be devastating.
Derek Cianfrance’s "The Light Between Oceans" is among the most highly anticipated literary adaptation of the year, and not just because it stars Michael Fassbender alongside Oscar winners Alicia Vikander and Rachel Weisz. M.L. Stedman’s best-selling novel was met with many raves (and tears) upon publication in 2012, and a high-profile film version seemed a certainty even then.
Cianfrance previously directed "Blue Valentine" and "The Place Beyond the Pines," both of which likewise dealt with heartbreak and parentage. The Light Between the Oceans is Cianfrance’s first period piece, and it’s shot by cinematographer Adam Arkapaw, who also collaborated with Fassbender on Macbeth and the visually stunning HBO mini-series True Detective . The movie features score by Academy Award®-winning composer Alexandre Desplat (The Danish Girl, The Grand Budapest Hotel).