Elliot and Oz meet two girls, Dallas and Popeye, and go for a restaurant meal. Oz and Popeye hit it off, but the girls do a runner before the bill arrives. The guys arrange a second meeting, and manage to turn the tables. After their third meeting, Oz and Popeye settle into an (apparently superficial) relationship whilst the film concentrates on Elliot and Dallas spending time together and learning about each other.
Based on the graphic novel by James Jones, The Thin Red Line tells the story of a group of men, an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie, who change, suffer, and ultimately make essential discoveries about themselves during the fierce World War II battle of Guadalcanal.
With his first Dogma-95 film director Lars von Trier opens up a completely new film platform. With a mix of home-video and documentary styles the film tells the story of a group of young people who have decided to get to know their “inner-idiots” and thus not only facing and breaking their outer appearance but also their inner.