A Hidden Life

A Hidden Life
A Hidden Life
  • PG-13
  • 2h 55m
  • 2019
Certified Fresh80%
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From visionary writer-director Terrence Malick comes this story based on real events, about an unsung hero, Franz Jägerstätter, who refused to fight for the Nazis in World War II. Although the Austrian farmer is faced with the threat of execution for treason, his unwavering beliefs and his love for his wife Fani and their three children keep his spirit alive.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh80%
Critics Consensus: Ambitious and visually absorbing, A Hidden Life may prove inscrutable to non-devotees -- but for viewers on Malick's wavelength, it should only further confirm his genius.
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Depressing but poetic story of conscientious WWII objector.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that A Hidden Life is a Terrence Malick-directed WWII drama based on the true story of Austrian farmer Franz Jägerstätter, who was called up to fight but refused to take a loyalty oath to Adolf Hitler and was arrested. The movie is beautifully poetic but very long (nearly three hours) and quite relentlessly downbeat. It includes some disturbing Nazi footage and scenes of brutal beatings in prison. Characters sometimes threaten, fight, shove, wrestle, slap, spit, throw things, and shout at one another. A character is arrested, put in handcuffs, and later sentenced to death. A married couple kisses, and characters are seen drinking socially and smoking in the background. One secondary character appears drunk in one scene. Language isn't an issue.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:December 11, 2019
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
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