Based on real events, A HIDDEN LIFE is the story of an unsung hero, 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.
Did You Know?
The film's composer James Newton Howard says scoring the film was a highly collaborative process. One of the early ideas Terrence Malick brought to Howard, was to incorporate sounds he had captured during production such as church bells from the villages, cow and sheep bells, the saw mill, sounds from the prison, and scythes in the fields. As a result, Howard took many of those sounds and processed them into musical elements that are woven throughout the score. See more
The title card at the end of the picture comes from the final sentence of George Eliot's "Middlemarch". See more
Version of Der Fall Jägerstätter