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Netflix Stuns with Pulitzer Prize-winning Adaptation of “All the Light We Cannot See”

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Netflix has dropped a stunning new teaser trailer for upcoming limited series All the Light We Cannot See.

Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, All The Light We Cannot See he series follows the story of Marie-Laure (Aria Mia Loberti and Nell Sutton as the older and younger Marie-Laure), a blind French girl and her father, Daniel LeBlanc (Mark Ruffalo), who flee German-occupied Paris with a legendary diamond to keep it from falling into the hands of the Nazis.

Relentlessly pursued by a cruel Gestapo officer who seeks to possess the stone for his own selfish means, Marie-Laure and Daniel soon find refuge in St. Malo, where they take up residence with a reclusive uncle (Hugh Laurie) who transmits clandestine radio broadcasts as part of the resistance.

Marie-Laure’s path also collides with the unlikeliest of kindred spirits: Werner (Louis Hofmann), a brilliant teenager enlisted by Hitler’s regime to track down illegal broadcasts, who instead shares a secret connection to Marie-Laure as well as her faith in humanity and the possibility of hope.

All the Light we Cannot See

Werner is a German orphan, who shows an aptitude for radios, and “something of a prodigy,” says director and executive producer Levy.

“The Nazi Party notices him and they pluck him out of the orphanage and put him in one of the very real, historic Nazi youth training centers where young Germans were indoctrinated, brainwashed, trained, and really diabolically shaped and molded into Nazi soldiers. Werner, who’s struggling to keep his soul pure in the midst of a country, and a time, that is disgustingly impure, is roped into the tide of war. And with that, you have this German orphan soldier who’s being swept west towards St. Malo, towards Marie. Throughout it all, the book and our series, there’s the question of, ‘Will they meet and what will that intersection be like?’”

Louis Hoffman as Werner. Photo © Netflix

Interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner over the course of a decade, All The Light We Cannot See tells a story of the extraordinary power of human connection — a beacon of light that can lead us through even the darkest of times.

Levy admits that he saw at least 1,000 actors for the role of Werner before Dark actor Hofmann was cast. He captured the “romanticism, gentleness, [and] feeling of being swept away into a riptide of circumstance over which you have no control,” said Levy.

Hugh Laurie, who plays Marie’s reclusive uncle Etienne, described Hofmann as a “movie star on the workbench finally being assembled because he has it all.”

Hofmann sees the radio as Werner’s form of solace to escape the bitterness in the world because “when he listens to the radio [and] he hears the Professor… that’s where he connects with beautiful things and the truth.”

Meanwhile, Newcomer Aria Mia Loberti is front and center as Marie-Laure LeBlanc.

Levy discovered Loberti after a worldwide casting search for blind and low-vision actors. “Aria, every single day, was able to teach me about the experience of living without sight,” says Levy, who describes Loberti as both “a magnificent discovery” and a true creative partner. “It has made the series so much more nuanced and authentic in its DNA and certainly in the way it portrays its central heroine.”

Directed by Levy and written by Steven Knight, the four-part limited series also stars Lars Eidinger as Von Rumpel, and Marion Bailey as Madame Manec.

All the Light We Cannot See hits Netflix on November 2, 2023.

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