A Hidden Life

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Germany | 2019 | 174 minutes | Terrence Malick

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Based on real events, from visionary writer-director Terrence Malick, A Hidden Life is the story of an unsung hero, Franz Jägerstätter, who refused to fight for the Nazis in World War II.

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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.

"A refulgent return to form from one of cinema's vital auteurs, A Hidden Life pits the righteous against the Reich, and puts personal integrity over National Socialism.—Peter Debruge, Variety

"It's an intimate epic about the immense strength required for resistance, and the courage that it takes for one to hold fast to their virtue during a crisis of faith, and in a world that may never reward them for it. It is, without question, the best thing that Malick has made since The Tree of Life."—David Ehrlich, IndieWire

  • Director: Terrence Malick
  • Principal Cast: August Diehl, Michael Nyqvist, Matthias Schoenaerts
  • Country: Germany, USA
  • Year: 2019
  • Running Time: 174 minutes
  • Screenplay: Terrence Malick
  • Cinematographers: Jörg Widmer
  • Editors: Rehman Nizar Ali, Sebastian Jones
  • Music: James Newton Howard
  • Language: English
  • Rating: PG-13