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      The Light

      2004 1h 45m Romance Comedy List
      Reviews 69% Audience Score 100+ Ratings A young woman learns that her father had teamed with an injured man during combat in Algeria. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Mon film favori de mon realisateur favori... Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Nice little French film. good story & great cast! Everyone is doing well in this old school french drama. The location is a plus! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member An instructive failure. There is a lot of genuine effort, and occasional good acting. The rather basic story, however, is stuffed with a lot of "deeper" meaning: la mer, la "vraie" France, la guerre d'Algérie, random and "real" love ..., that may look good on paper, may have helped to gather production money, that just does not make it to screen, or more precisely, that easily peels of the screen once you freeze the frame, or start thinking about it. At least it is not one of those "cynical" productions, where the public gets what it "deserves", this director really believes in his message, even though it is beyond his ability to get it across. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member For me, a good movie can be likened to scuba diving: even though you're only observing, it still leaves you engaged, spent, and satisfied with what you've already seen. However, I'm with the impression that this movie is more like snorkeling instead: it falls short of satisfaction. It is the story about "an outsider coming into a close-knit community and the effects that [he] has on the people, and the prejudices that are stirred up." The writer's portrayal of the small town is grim, yet relatable: a chilly, unpenetrable circle of homogenous Bretons who are more or less unmalleable in regards to their ways and manners with outsiders. The viewers are introduced to Antoine as a catalyst, but the characters are stagnant, and aside from the gradual warming up of Yvon, there is no real change, which is the most frustrating thing about this movie. It is essentially a movie about a man fail: unpleasant and hopeless, an ironic twist on the film's title. As a foreigner, an expat, an intruder, this film hits a little too close for comfort, and its message is disappointing and harrowing. I was secretly hoping for a more reconciliatory ending. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member Sólo por ver las secuencias del Faro de Jument como protagonista merece la pena Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member i was gonna give it ***, but i'll give one more star as it's got really beautiful music. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis A young woman learns that her father had teamed with an injured man during combat in Algeria.
      Director
      Philippe Lioret
      Genre
      Romance, Comedy
      Original Language
      French (France)
      Runtime
      1h 45m