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The Thin Red Line

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Original title
The Thin Red Line
Year
Running time
163 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Terrence Malick (Novel: James Jones)
Music
Hans Zimmer
Cinematography
John Toll
Cast
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Producer
20th Century Fox / Phoenix Pictures
Genre
War | II World War. Army
Movie Groups
James Jones Adaptations
New
Synopsis / Plot
1942, Guadalcanal. US soldiers land on the island, hoping to take it back from the Japanese. At first, they encounter no resistance. C for Charlie company ventures into the jungle, discovering the corpses of some colleagues who've gone before them. Their progress is halted and they sustain many losses when they attempt to climb a hill heavily fortified by the Japanese. Lt Colonel Tall is adamant that they must take the hill, but Captain Staros is reluctant to commit his men on a mission he fears will kill many unnecessarily so he disobeys Tall's order. A powerful all star cast explodes into action in this hauntingly realistic view of military and moral chaos in the Pacific during World War II. Terrence Malick returns to the director's chair after a 20-year absence.
Awards
1998: 7 Nominations for Oscar, including Best Director, Cinematography, OST, Movie
1998: Nominated for Cesar Awards: Best Foreign Language Picture
1998: Critics Circle of New York: Best Director & Best Cinematography
1999: Berlin Film Festival: Golden Bear and Honourable Mention (John Toll)
1998: Critics' Choice Awards: Nominated for Best Film
1998: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Best Director and Best Cinematography. 5 Nominations
1998: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best Film
1998: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
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