Again, another World War II-related plot that I could possibly correlate with the picture above. After the end of the history’s most devastating conflict, as many as 12 million American soldiers were demobilized, more than one-quarter million KIA (killed in action), and millions more physically wounded and psychologically affected. And this man, that abusive husband, having witnessed and got entangled with wartime brutalities in the Pacific theater, is struggling with numerous personal problems: alcoholism, poverty, crisis in faith, and relationship gap with his family and the surroundings. He eventually resettles in his parents’ rural area, working in farms, but to little avail. The traumatizing past, exacerbated with his marriage on the brink of dissolution, places his life, his existence, and his everything, at stake.
Recommended list of directors: either Paul Thomas Anderson or Darren Aronofsky