Doerr’s 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel follows Marie-Laure LeBlanc, a blind young woman in France during World War II, and Werner Pfennig, a German soldier and radio operator who listens to Marie-Laure’s broadcasts.
The Netflix adaptation is directed by Shawn Levy (Stranger Things) and stars Aria Mia Loberti as Marie-Laure, Louis Hofmann as Werner, and Mark Ruffalo as Daniel, Marie-Laure’s father.
The new trailer opens with Marie-Laure speaking to her listeners, saying, “Ladies and gentleman, before I begin my broadcast today, I have something to say. In this time of darkness, of invading cities, I am trying to remember…darkness lasts not even for one second when you turn on the light.”
She continues, “I know that broadcasting can get me executed, but I will not be silenced.”
In another scene, Werner is ordered to find and kill Marie-Laure. “If you fail, you will die first,” a German officer tells Werner, pushing the barrel of a pistol into the young man’s neck.
All the Light We Cannot See also stars Hugh Laurie, Lars Eidinger, and Marion Bailey. It is scheduled to premiere on Netflix on Nov. 2.
Michael Schaub is a contributing writer.