R | | Drama
A Naval veteran arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future - until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader.
The first of three films in the current decade to be shot in 65mm and screened theatrically in 70mm. The subsequent titles were The Hateful Eight (2015) (also distributed by The Weinstein Company) and Dunkirk (2017).
Why aren't you with her?
Freddie Quell: I'm an idiot.
Lancaster Dodd: Why aren't you with the lovely girl?
Freddie Quell: I got no reason. I'm a fool.
Lancaster Dodd: Do you love Doris?
Freddie Quell: Yes.
Lancaster Dodd: Is she the love of your life?
Freddie Quell: Yes, sir.
Lancaster Dodd: Then why aren't you with her?
Freddie Quell: I don't know.
Lancaster Dodd: Yes you do. Tell me why you are not ...
In the "pacing" scene, as Quell goes from wooden paneled wall to window and back, the second time he goes to he wooden paneling, he breaks out a panel when he pounds it with rage. In the numerous successive shots, the wood panel is restored.
The DVD special-features menu has a reversed image of Joaquin Phoenix's face. You can tell by the scar above his lip.
$736,311 (USA) (14 September 2012)
$16,377,274 (USA) (15 March 2013)
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