About

The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father. Jack finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith.

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Directed by

Terrence Malick

Written by

Terrence Malick (Writer)

Runtime

139 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Nothing stands still.

Cast

Keywords

sibling relationship afterlife parent child relationship space philosophy dinosaur 1950s childhood spirituality telegram tree red hair meteor sun

Photos

Lists

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

#7 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#14 on The 50 best films of the decade so far The Dissolve

#7 on The 21st Century’s 100 greatest films BBC

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Motion Picture of the Year Grant Hill Bill Pohlad Dede Gardner

Oscar nomination for Best Achievement in Directing Terrence Malick

Oscar nomination for Best Achievement in Cinematography