A poetic vision of life in America at the turn of the century. A story of love and murder told through the voice of a child and expressive images of nature in 1916.
A steelworker flees Chicago after a fight with his boss, taking his little sister and girlfriend with him. They travel to the Texas panhandle, where they find work in the fields of a lonely farmer.
'Visually and thematically, it's still one of the most beautiful films ever made' - David Jenkins, Time Out
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