The Austrian Franz Jägerstätter, a conscientious objector, refuses to fight for the Nazis in World War II.
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.
“AN EXQUISITELY EMOTIONAL AND THOROUGH ACCOUNT OF AN INDIVIDUAL RESISTING STATE FASCISM.”
- Sophie Monks Kaufman, Little White Lies
“THE FILM DOES INDEED SUCCEED IN BEING A SPECIES OF RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE. IT HAS A POWERFUL SENSE OF THE IMMANENCE OF LIFE.”
- Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
“’A HIDDEN LIFE’ IS INDISPUTABLY THE FINEST WORK MALICK HAS PRODUCED IN EIGHT YEARS, AS AN EXAMINATION OF FAITH, CONVICTION AND SACRIFICE, BUT ALSO AS PROOF OF CONCEPT FOR HIS OWN IDIOSYNCRATIC STYLE”
- Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
9pm A HIDDEN LIFE