In 1959, a troubled Greaser teenager kidnaps his impressionable 15 year-old girlfriend and the two go on a crime spree in the badlands of South Dakota. Terrence Malick’s first self-written and directed feature film, widely considered a classic piece of American cinema.
Breathtaking golden-hour imagery and interesting juxtaposition through elaborate narrative technique. Loosely based on a true story.
A plethora of philosophical themes, wrapped in an American pop-culture shell.
Outstanding performances from Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek. Sheen later commented that it is the “best script he had ever read”, calling it “extremely American” in it’s nature.
Classical musical choice, with a repeated use of Carl Orff’s Gassenhauer composition.
Badlands Cast: Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Ramon Bieri, Warren Oates