The Thin Red Line

Dir: Terrence Malick
Cast: Sean Penn, Jim Caviezel, Nick Nolte, Woody Harrelson, George Clooney
170mins   1998   US   15   English | Tok Pisin | Japanese | Greek   

Part of Robert's Genre Club

Based on the graphic novel by James Jones, The Thin Red Line tells the story of a group of men, an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie, who change, suffer, and ultimately make essential discoveries about themselves during the fierce World War II battle of Guadalcanal.

A powerful frontline cast - including Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, Woody Harrelson and George Clooney - explodes into action in this hauntingly realistic view of military and moral chaos in the Pacific during World War II.

'The Thin Red Line is hugely effective as a film about the absurdity of war' - Geoffrey Macnab, Sight and Sound


Sun 19 June