The tree of life
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The impressionistic story of a Midwestern 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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Criterion collection
Criterion collection ; 942.
The Criterion collection
The Criterion collection ; 942
City and town life -- Texas -- Drama.
Families -- Drama.
Fathers and sons -- Drama.
Mothers and sons -- Drama.
Spiritual life -- Drama.
Coming-of-age films.
Fantasy films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Other Authors:
Bedard, Irene, 1967- actor.
Chastain, Jessica, 1977- actor.
Corwin, Hank, editor of moving image work.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Desplat, Alexandre, composer (expression)
Eppler, Laramie, actor.
Fox Searchlight Pictures, presenter.
Fuselier, Jessica, actor.
Gardner, Dede, film producer.
Green, Sarah, 1957- film producer.
Hill, Grant, film producer.
Jones, Kent, 1960- essayist.
Lubezki, Emmanuel, director of photography.
Malick, Terrence, 1943- film director, screenwriter.
McCracken, Hunter, actor.
Penn, Sean, 1960- actor.
Pitt, Brad, 1963- film producer., actor.
Pohlad, William, film producer.
River Road Entertainment (Firm), presenter.
Shaw, Fiona, 1958- actor.
Sheridan, Tye, 1996- actor.
Director approved three-DVD special edition.
3 videodiscs (139 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (folded ; 18 cm.)
4 3/4 in.
5.1 Dolby Digital
video file
DVD video
region 1
Target Audience Note:
Title and credits from the theatrical version's screen.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2011.
Wide screen (1.85:1 aspect ratio).
Supplements: New extended version of the film featuring an additional fifty minutes of footage; Exploring "The tree of life," a 2011 documentary featuring collaborators and admirers of Malick's, including filmmakers David Fincher and Christopher Nolan; New interviews with actor Jessica Chastain and visual-effects supervisor Dan Glass; new video essay by critic Benjamin B about the film's cinematography and style, featuring audio interviews with Luezki, production designer Jack Fisk, and other crew members; a new interview with music critic Alex Ross about Malick's approach to music; video essay from 2011 by critic Matt Zoller Seitz and editor Serena Bramble; trailer; essay by critic Kent Jones.
Director of photography, Emmanuel Lubezki ; editors, Hank Corwin, Jay Rabinowitz, Daniel Rezende, Billy Weber, Mark Yoshikawa ; music by Alexandre Desplat ; executive producer, Donald Rosenfeld ; production designer, Jack Fisk ; costume designer, Jacqueline West ; senior visual effects supervisor, Dan Glass.
Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain, Hunter McCracken, Laramie Eppler, Tye Sheridan.
DVD; NTSC; region 1; 16:9 presentation; 5.1 Dolby audio surround.
In English, with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Disc 1. Theatrical version
Disc 2. Extended version
Disc 3. Supplements.
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