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The Thin Red Line

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Original title
The Thin Red Line
Running time
163 min.
United States United States
Terrence Malick. Novel: James Jones
Hans Zimmer
John Toll
20th Century Fox, Phoenix Pictures
War | II World War. Army. 1940s
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James Jones Adaptations
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.
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 & Best Cinematography. 5 Nom.
1998: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best Film
1998: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
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