Tom (Michael Fassbender) and Isabel (Alicia Vikander) Sherbourne live in a lighthouse and have been unsuccessful at getting pregnant. One day a young baby is washed up on a boat with a dead person with it. Tom wants to report the lost child, but Isabel sees the young baby as a gift from god, so they resume over the responsibility of raising it. Years later the family goes into town and they meet Hannah, (Rachel Weisz) whose sister’s husband was lost at sea, and would have a daughter around the age of their daughter.
Do the Sherbourne tell the possible mother, or do they go on raising the young child as their own like they had been doing for years.?
The Light Between Oceans releases September 2, 2016.