About

In 1910, a Chicago steel worker accidentally kills his supervisor and flees to the Texas panhandle with his girlfriend and little sister to work harvesting wheat in the fields of a stoic farmer. A love triangle, a swarm of locusts, a hellish fire—Malick captures it all with dreamlike authenticity, creating at once a timeless American idyll and a gritty evocation of turn-of-the-century labor.

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Directed by

Terrence Malick

Written by

Terrence Malick (Writer)

Runtime

94 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Your eyes... Your ears... Your senses... will be overwhelmed.

Cast

Keywords

marriage love wife husband relationship chicago love triangle farm texas field poverty class differences farmer jealous husband harvest

Photos

Lists

#140 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#419 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

#28 on 500 Essential Cult Movies Jennifer Eiss

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Awards

Oscar for Best Cinematography

Oscar nomination for Best Costume Design Patricia Norris

Oscar nomination for Best Sound John T. Reitz

Oscar nomination for Best Music, Original Score Ennio Morricone