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
Joerg Widmer previously worked with Terrence Malick as his Steadicam operator on his previous five films and stepped into the filmmaker's long-time collaborator Emmanuel Lubezki's shoes for A Hidden Life. 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 »
A Poetic Film, If it's not your type just ignore it
Another Terrance Malick film but - thank God - it's not like his last ones. He is back.
I was bored of the idea of another Anti-Nazi film but I'm telling you it's not. This is a film about pride, bravery, principles, choice, humanity.
As usual from Malick: great shots and cinematography, great monologues, such an incredible soundtrack that deserved an Oscar nomination (also the cinematography). But still the editing got me confused at some scenes, it was a weakness point. The cast are all good especially August Diehl & Valerie Pachner.
No cliches, no heroes, just a simple man whose opinion won't affect the war and no one would listen to it, but he is still standing for his principles to make himself and his family proud of himself as a human. A Hidden Life of a hidden family.
Some people could get bored quickly so it's simply not for them. They have a lot of films for their taste. It's ok everyone has a taste. Just enjoy and let people enjoy.
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