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Aro Favourite Thin Red Line, The

 

USA 1998, 164 minutes
Dir. Terrence Malick
Rating: [M]
Genres: Action/Adventure / War

 

Aroview: A studiously arthouse rendition of WWII, isolating a crucial battle of the Pacific campaign (Guadacanal) as a minutely observed microcosm of humanity at war.

Director/Recluse Terrence Malick and his platoon of acting greats enact frightening combat scenes that tighten the nerves, but also slow, soul-searching montages through the incongruous tropical splendour. Un-bombastic, with many of what seem like bonafide American heroes turning out to be rather slippery individuals or fools, this subverts all of the myths of the war-machine. Propaganda for the mind.

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