I haven’t been able to stop thinking about Netflix’s All The Light We Cannot See trailer that just dropped a few weeks ago. If you have been around this blog for a while, you know how much I absolutely adore All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. It was, in fact, one of the very first books that I reviewed, and without a doubt, one of the first historical fiction that sparked my interest in the genre.
And while I am usually a bit apprehensive whenever I hear about book-to-film adaptations, rest assured, that after I saw All The Light We Cannot See trailer on Youtube the other day, I did a little screech of excitement because it was just THAT GOOD!
For those who have no clue what I am talking about, All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr is an incredible, heart-wrenchingly beautiful historical fiction set in the backdrop of World War II and follows the lives of two teenagers–Marie-Laurie, a blind French girl who possesses the most valuable and dangerous jewel in the Museum of Natural History and is tasked with keeping it safe; and Werner Pfennig, a German orphan with a knack for building and fixing radios, who is enlisted for his talents and forced into a life of violence he has no taste for.
There is intrigue, there is mystery, and a devastatingly heart-breaking romantic suspense as the lives of these two teenagers become strangely intertwined.
Usually, I don’t ever write posts about movie or series trailers, but I have so many feelings about Netflix’s All The Light We Cannot See trailer that I just needed to rant. Here are my thoughts on the trailer, cast, and more.
All The Light We Cannot See Trailer: Things I Love
The first thing that I couldn’t help but notice is how throughout the entire trailer, there’s not a single dialogue that you can hear. And you don’t need to. It’s such a masterfully made trailer, and just from listening to the soundtrack and watching the scenes, you can easily figure out what this story might be about.
The cinematography looks incredible as well, and I couldn’t help but notice how perfectly they captured the devastation and wreckage of war in just a few seconds of the trailer alone.
All The Light We Cannot See Cast
While I am not the biggest fan of Mark Ruffalo, I do have to admit that he picks some really amazing movies to star in. And even though I have some strong opinions about him as a person, I do believe he is an amazing actor, and that he is going to make us shed a lot of tears in this miniseries.
Louis Hofmann is absolutely perfect as Werner. He is exactly as I imagined him in the books…except maybe for a slight difference: in Anthony Doerr’s All The Light We Cannot See, Werner is supposed to be slight, short even. While Hofmann definitely does not seem like a small, slight young man, that dreamy-eyed look on his face in the trailer is exactly how imagine Werner from the books to look like.
That being said, I loved Hofmann’s performance in Dark and I have no doubt that even though he might not look exactly like Werner from the books, he will definitely bring the character to life in the miniseries.
I also love that Hugh Laurie is playing the role of Etienne LeBlanc. I am not the biggest fan of his hit series House, but he is a brilliant actor without a doubt.
Our other main character, Marie-Laurie LeBlanc, is being played by Aria Mia Loberti. It seems that she is a debut actress, and considering the thousands of people who must have auditioned for the miniseries, I am excited to see her in the role.
All The Light We Cannot See Release Date
Directed by Shawn Levy, All The Light We Cannot See is a four-part, Netflix original miniseries that is set to be released on November 2, 2023. Whether or not you enjoy historical fiction, I strongly recommend reading the book before the limited series comes out.
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