The Lightship

  |  84 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC
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Klaus Maria Brandauer plays a reticent captain in charge of a deteriorating lightship who rescues the crew of a drifting boat. This 'crew' turns out to be three psychos led by Robert Duvall, who are on the run to meet a pickup boat. There is tension between the two lead characters and the atmosphere becomes hostile as the crew start to bicker. The drama has a political dimension, with the lightship standing in for the Weimar Republic and Duvall as the Hitler character who takes advantage of the unstable situation.