A Hidden Life, despite being based on real events, looks like a Terrence Mallick dull-a-thon, with this story of unsung hero, Bl. Franz Jägerstätter (August Diehl), 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.
Why a dull-a-thon? Because it looks slow and ponderous and it’s almost three hours long!
A Hidden Life is released January 17th 2020 in the UK.
Writer/Director: Terrence Malick
Also stars: Valerie Pachner, Michael Nyqvist, Matthias Schoenaerts, Jürgen Prochnow, Bruno Ganz, Alexander Fehling, Ulrich Matthes
Check out the trailer below:
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