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A Hidden Life

After basic training, Austrian farmer Franz JƤgerstƤtter (August Diehl) is expected to swear an allegiance to the Third Reich, but refuses; his resistance to the war puts him in danger. True to his style, Terrence Malick follows the farmer through his ordeal, a real-life battle of conscience that makes him clash with neighbors and men of the cloth, up until the inevitable moment when heā€™s executed by the Nazis in 1943. JƤgerstƤtter turns into a Christ figure who prays for guidance, but a degree of the drama suffers because of Malickā€™s three-hour treatment, mixing views of the Alps with playing children and concerned looks.

2019-U.S. 174 min. Color. Widescreen. Written and directed byĀ Terrence Malick. Cinematography: Jƶrg Widmer. Cast: August Diehl (Franz JƤgerstƤtter), Valerie Pachner (Franziska JƤgerstƤtter), Michael Nyqvist (Joseph Fliesser), JĆ¼rgen Prochnow, Matthias Schoenaerts, Bruno Ganz.

Trivia: Nyqvistā€™s last film. The story of JƤgerstƤtter was also told in a 1971 German TV movie.Ā 



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