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
August Diehl plays a conscientious objector who refuses to fight for the Nazis. before this movie Diehl was best known to general audiences for playing a ruthless SS officer in Inglourious Basterds (2009). See more »
I thought that we could build our nest high up, in the trees. Fly away, like birds - to the mountains.
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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 »
The visually outstanding war drama "A Hidden Life" tells a true, hitherto hardly publicly perceived story of a resistance fighter who rebelled without any great gestures against Hitler and the Third Reich in a lyrical-meditative style as a Jesus allegory. This film works as a philosophical love story, which, precisely because it tells a different view of the Second World War, stands out particularly and is another well-made work by the long-established director Terrence Malick.
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