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A Hidden Life (12A)

17 Jan
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23 Jan 2020

Directed by

Terrence Malick

A Hidden Life

New from visionary writer-director Terrence Malick (Badlands, The Tree of Life) is this reverent historical epic following a (real) unsung hero, Franz Jägerstätter, an Austrian conscientious objector who refused to fight for the Nazis in World War II. In mountainous rural Austria, Jägerstätter tends the land with his wife Fani (Valerie Pachner) and delights in their three daughters. When he is called up to fight he steadfastly refuses to swear his allegiance to Hitler or otherwise support the war effort. Ostracised by his community he must then face a terrifying fate.

"One of the year’s best and most distinctive movies" - RogerEbert.com