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still from Badlands (Terrence Malick, US 1973)

Badlands

Badlands

Terrence Malick / US, 1973 / 93 min.

Terrence Malick’s infamous debut Badlands: the film that lends its title to Eye’s programme of new film talent. Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek flee towards freedom in the 'badlands' of Wyoming.

poster Badlands (Terrence Malick, US 1973)
For his directorial debut, Malick drew inspiration from the story of the Starkweather-Fugate murders from the 1950s, when a fifteen-year-old girl and her boyfriend, ten years older, set off on a killing spree through the ‘badlands’ of Nebraska and Wyoming.

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Director

Terrence Malick

Production year

1973

Country

US

Original title

Badlands

Length

93 min.

Language

English, Spanish

Format

DCP

Part of

Badlands

Up-and-coming film talent at Eye: a new generation of Dutch makers are given the opportunity to present their debut films, discuss filmmaking and select films by makers that inspired them. These Badlands evenings are compiled by guest curators Lemuël de Graav, Xiang Yu Yeung and Eye programmer Ronald Simons.

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campaign image Badlands, illustration © Isa Grütter
still from Badlands (Terrence Malick, US 1973)
still from Badlands (Terrence Malick, US 1973)

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