The Light Between Oceans | 2016

Directed by: Derek Cianfrance

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Main Plot

A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from a drifting rowing boat.


  • Michael Fassbender's character, Tom Sherbourne, is a lighthouse keeper who finds and raises a baby girl with his wife.
  • Alicia Vikander's character, Isabel, plays the role of a grieving woman who becomes a mother after adopting a stranded baby.
  • Rachel Weisz's character, Hannah Roennfeldt, plays a crucial role in the emotional journey of the main characters.


In "The Light Between Oceans," directed by Derek Cianfrance, Tom and Isabel, a lighthouse keeper and his wife, find a baby washed ashore in a boat and decide to raise her as their own. Years later, they discover the truth about the child's biological mother, Hannah. Overwhelmed by guilt, they return the child to Hannah, facing the consequences of their decision. However, the film ends with Tom and Isabel finding solace in their love for each other, despite the heartbreak they have endured.

Derek Cianfrance