About the film
Release Date: December 03, 1954
|Production Companies||:||DEFA, Pandora-Film Stockholm|
|Producers||:||Heinz Herrmann, Willi Teichmann|
|Writers||:||Wolfgang Staudte, Werner Jörg Lüddecke|
On a barren and stormy island, fishing families eke out a meager existence on what they can catch during summer, and what washes ashore during winter. But little has been washing ashore of late, and their situation worsens. Elders recall how twenty years ago, when the lighthouse keeper’s beacon went dark, a cargo ship broke apart on the cliffs. It proved a bountiful accident for the fishermen. Today people on the island view the conscientious lighthouse keepers with evil hungry eyes...