Hoping that self-employment through gig economy can solve their financial woes, a hard-up UK delivery driver and his wife struggling to raise a family end up trapped in the vicious circle of this modern-day form of labour exploitation.
Based on real events, A Hidden Life is the story of an unsung hero, Bl. Franz Jägerstätter, who refused to fight for the Nazis in World War II. When the Austrian peasant farmer is faced with the threat of execution for treason, it is his unwavering faith and his love for his wife, Fani, and children that keeps his spirit alive.Written by
Franz Jägerstätter's case was a topic of the annual Braunauer Zeitgeschichte-Tage (The Braunau Contemporary History Days) conference in 1995. See more »
They seem to have more freedom, and to know more of peace and happiness, though they are only unreasoning animals, than we humans do. We who have the gift of understanding.
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The title card at the end of the picture comes from the final sentence of George Eliot's "Middlemarch". See more »
Franz's decision was shocking, unexpected. It frustrated me. I was getting angry asking myself the whole time - why he does that? But, it just taught me more about myself. I was watching the movie on a Good Friday, so it added a whole new meaning to my understanding of Christ's resurrection. I love chatartic movies, and this was one of them.
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