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Netflix ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE Series Overview, Cast & Photos

Maj Canton - November 2, 2023




On Thursday, November 2, 2023 Netflix released ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Anthony Doerr. This sweeping four-part limited series follows the story of Marie-Laure, a blind French girl and her father, Daniel LeBlanc, 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 who transmits clandestine radio broadcasts as part of the Resistance. Yet here in this once-idyllic seaside city, Marie-Laure’s path also collides with the unlikeliest of kindred spirits: Werner, 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. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner over the course of a decade.


The series tells a story of the extraordinary power of human connection — a beacon of light that can lead us through even the darkest of times. Shot on location in Budapest, Hungary; Saint Malo and Villefranche-de-Rouergue, France.The series is directed by Shawn Levy and written by Steven Knight. In searching for an actress to play Marie-Laure, the production team put out a global casting announcement for a blind or low-vision actress with any level of experience. Thousands of applications poured in. They sorted through thousands of iPhone videos. Some people were professional actors. Some were aspiring. Some were people who had never even thought about acting...and one of them was a PhD student named Aria Mia Loberti who gives a not-to-be-missed performance.


Character Descriptions

Aria Mia Loberti as Marie-Laure LeBlanc

Aria Mia Loberti stars as Marie-Laure LeBlanc and Nell Sutton as Young Marie-Laure, a blind French girl whose courage and hope outweigh the turbulence and destruction of war.

Louis Hofmann as Werner Pfennig

Louis Hofmann stars as Werner Pfennig, a young German orphan and prodigy who is enlisted by the Reich to track down illegal radio broadcasts. Hofmann learned to build a radio in preparation for his role, working with the prop master for up to 5 hours a day to become proficient in handling the technology.

Mark Ruffalo as Daniel LeBlanc (left) and Nell Sutton as Young Marie-Laure (right)

Mark Ruffalo stars as Daniel LeBlanc, a museum curator who flees German-occupied Paris with the Sea of Flames, a legendary diamond, to keep it from falling into the hands of the Nazis.

Lars Eidinger as Von Rumpel

Lars Eidinger stars Von Rumpel, a cruel Gestapo officer who goes on a relentless search for Daniel and his daughter in order to claim the Sea of Flames for himself.

Hugh Laurie as Uncle Etienne

Hugh Laurie stars as Uncle Etienne, a reclusive veteran of World War I who lives in the seaside town of Saint Malo and takes in Daniel and Marie.

Marion Bailey as Madame Maece

Marion Bailey stars as Madame Manec, Etienne’s sister and a secret force behind the local Nazi resistance.