The Tree of Life/The Thin Red Line, DVD


A double-bill of films by director Terrence Malick.

In 'The Tree of Life' (2011) Jack (Hunter McCracken) is one of three brothers brought up in the 1950s by his spiritually-minded mother (Jessica Chastain) and pragmatic, no-nonsense father (Brad Pitt).

After witnessing a disturbing event that shakes his world to the core, the young Jack struggles to reconcile the differing world views of his parents.

Later, as a jaded middle-aged man with a failed marriage behind him, Jack (Sean Penn) retraces his emotional journey from the hope and innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years in a quest to rediscover meaning in his life.

Set in 1942, 'The Thin Red Line' (1998) follows US soldiers as they land on the Pacific island of Guadalcanal, hoping to capture it from the Japanese.

When the job of venturing into the jungle falls to 'C for Charlie' company, the troops are faced by both the enemy and struggles within their own camp.

As the carnage and destruction rains down around them, the conflict exacts a heavy toll upon the young soldiers, leading them on a path of disillusion and possibly death.


  • Format: DVD
  • Region: 2
  • Certification: (15)
  • EAN: 5039036053389
  • Catalogue number: 5554101060
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Ent.
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  • Genre: Drama
  • Colour: Colour


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