Directed, produced and written by Terrence Malick, inspired by the true story of Charles Starkweather and Caril Ann Fugate who went on a killing spree in 1957 that ended with eleven people shot dead. An intelligent and artistic film. The style and content of this film has been imitated many times – notably the Tarantino/Scott “True Romance”. Anita Paul
Kit Carruthers, a young garbage collector and his girlfriend Holly Sargis from Fort Dupree, South Dakota, are on the run after killing Holly's father who disagreed with their relationship. On their way towards the Badlands of Montana they leave a trail of dispassionate and seemingly random murders. A very intriguing narrative without judgements, and lacking the usually sensational approach of this genre. Very good acting and directing, and beautiful photography. The script was based upon the true story of the Charles Starkweather and Caril-Ann Fugate murders in 1958.