Friday, December 1, 2023

“All the Light We Cannot See” (2023) – Miniseries on Netflix: If you enjoy (very) sentimental stories, don’t miss it

All the Light We Cannot See is a drama series created by Steven Knight, directed by Shawn Levy, and based on the novel by Anthony Doerr.

Prepare your hearts to beat to the rhythm of one of the most sentimental series you can watch on television. “All the Light We Cannot See” is a spectacular production set in the final days of World War II during the German occupation of Paris, in which a blind girl broadcasts a radio program and helps the French resistance win the war. Meanwhile, the Germans search for her, some driven by sentiment and others for different reasons.

The series showcases stunning imagery, such as the breathtaking aerial shots, and boasts solid execution and writing.

However, be warned if you’re not a fan of sentimental stories, because this series delves deeply into the realm of emotions.

All the Light We Cannot See
All the Light We Cannot See


Marie-Laure, a visually impaired teenager, and Werner, a German soldier, find their lives entwined amidst the ravages of World War II in occupied France. This poignant story delves into their individual struggles and quest for survival amid the chaos and destruction of the era.

About the series

It is a classic series that some viewers will undoubtedly adore, while others may find it difficult to endure for more than two minutes due to its slow pace and overtly melodramatic tendencies. It’s a heartwarming story in which all characters have secrets, a film about beauty, innocence, and acts of kindness that may overwhelm some viewers.

Is it a series that we personally enjoy? Not at all. But strictly speaking, beyond our personal tastes, “All the Light We Cannot See” has a lot to offer in terms of aesthetics and boasts excellent production values, including outstanding set design. As for the script, this character-driven adaptation won’t win any awards as the characters are clearly subservient to the overall message of the series (appealing to emotions at all times) and serve to shape the underlying literary background throughout.

All the Light We Cannot See
All the Light We Cannot See

Our opinion

An intriguing series that either does justice to or ruins its strong premise. It all depends on each viewer’s taste.

If you enjoy (very) sentimental stories, don’t miss it, as it will surely touch your heart if you let it.

Release Date

November 2, 2023

Where to Watch All the Light We Cannot See


The Cast

Aria Mia Loberti
Aria Mia Loberti
Louis Hofmann
Louis Hofmann

Louis Hofmann is a German film and television actor who was born in Bensberg but grew up in Cologne. He is best known for his role in the original Netflix series Dark (2017-20), and his roles in the war drama Under Sandet (2015) for which he won a Bodil Award for Best Supporting Actor. He gained recognition in Germany through his work in Tom Sawyer (2011) and Freistatt (2015). He also starred as Phil in the romantic drama Die Mitte der Welt (2016).

Mark Alan Ruffalo is an American actor and producer known for his work in both theater and film. He gained recognition through various roles, including in Kenneth Lonergan’s play “This Is Our Youth” and the drama film “You Can Count on Me.” Ruffalo has also appeared in romantic comedies like “13 Going on 30” and “Just like Heaven,” as well as thrillers like “In the Cut,” “Zodiac,” and “Shutter Island.” His portrayal of Bruce Banner / Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe brought him international fame. Ruffalo has received nominations for the Academy Award for various roles, including in “The Kids Are All Right,” “Foxcatcher,” and “Spotlight.” He has also won awards for his performances in television dramas, such as “The Normal Heart” and “I Know This Much Is True.”

Hugh Laurie
Hugh Laurie

James Hugh Calum Laurie CBE, an English actor, director, singer, musician, comedian, and author, gained fame for his role as the title character on the medical drama series House. He achieved critical acclaim, receiving two Golden Globe Awards and numerous award nominations. Laurie holds the Guinness World Record for the most watched leading man on television and was highly paid for his role in House. Additionally, he won a Golden Globe for his performance in The Night Manager and received multiple Emmy nominations for his role in Veep. Laurie’s career began at the Cambridge Footlights, where he met Emma Thompson and later formed a comedic partnership with Stephen Fry.

All the Light We Cannot See
All the Light We Cannot See

Name: All the Light We Cannot See

Description: Experience the intertwining lives of Marie-Laure, a resilient blind teenager, and Werner, a German soldier, as fate brings them together in occupied France during the harrowing turmoil of World War II.

Seasons: 1

Country: United States

Director(s): Shawn Levy

Writer(s): Steven Knight, Shawn Levy.

Cinematography: Tobias A. Schliessler

Music: James Newton Howard

Genre: Drama

Actor(s): Aria Mia Loberti, Louis Hofmann, Mark Ruffalo, Hugh Laurie, Lars Eidinger, Marion Bailey, Nell Sutton, Andrea Deck

Companies: 21 Laps Entertainment, Pioneer Stilking Films, Netflix

User Review
2.6 (612 votes)

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