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A Hidden Life Rated 12A

A Hidden Life

Dir. Terrence Malick. Germany/USA, 2019. 2h 54m. Starring August Diehl, Valerie Pachner, Michael Nyqvist, Matthias Schoenaerts, Jürgen Prochnow, Bruno Ganz.

Based on the life of Franz Jägerstätter, an Austrian peasant farmer who refused to fight for the Nazis during the Second World War. Faced with the threat of execution for treason, his unwavering religious beliefs keep his spirit alive. Legendary filmmaker Terrence Mallick is back to his transcendental best with this rapturously shot exploration of faith, love, and our tragic disconnection to nature.

‘A sombre spiritual war epic which surges up to claim its place among the director’s most deeply felt, sturdily hewn achievements…his best picture in years’ ★★★★★ Tim Robey, The Telegraph

'Malick links the lonely labour of working the land with the thanklessness of sainthood, asking questions about devotion, tradition and individual acts of resistance.’ ★★★★ Simran Hans, The Observer