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65th San Sebastian Film Festival
22/30 September 2017 - #65ssiff

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The Thin Red Line / THE THIN RED LINE
It Happened Yesterday

Based on the novel by James Jones, The Thin Red Line tells the story of the changes, suffering and discoveries made about themselves by an army rifle company during the World War II Battle of Guadalcanal. The key is to take control of the airfield permitting control over an enormous part of the Pacific and ultimately stem the Japanese advance from island to island. The action takes place as troops are moved in to relieve battle-weary Marine units - from the surprise of an unopposed landing, through the bloody and exhausting battles that follow, to the ultimate departure of those who survived.
TERENCE MALICK Waco (Texas, 1945). Journalist and Lecturer of Philosophy, he studied film at the American Film Institute. He started writing screenplays and filmed his first short, Lanton Mills, in 1969, going on to direct Badlands (1973) and Days of Heaven (1978). His third and latest work to date is precisely The Thin Red Line. A short filmography nevertheless of great cinematographic interest. He has also worked as a producer and has written a number of scripts.
Terrence Malick
Terrence Malick
John Toll
Leslie Jones, Saar Klein, Billy Weber
Hans Zimmer
Sean Penn, Adrien Brody, James Caviezel, Ben Chaplin
Running Time
170 m.
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