A HIDDEN LIFE World Cinema


Talent attending: Elizabeth Bently (Producer), Dario Bergesio (Producer), Valerie Pachner (Talent)

Terrence Malick returns with this harrowing true-life tale of conscientious objector Franz Jägerstätter (August Diehl), eliciting comparisons in scope to his Academy Award-nominated TREE OF LIFE. The rise of the Third Reich in Austria shatters the peaceful illusion that is Franz’s daily life of farming, evenings spent at the pub and Sundays at church with his family. As the war encroaches, he faces grave decisions and is forced to reconcile the prevailing beliefs of his church and country with his personal convictions of right and wrong. This life-affirming story of one man’s quiet courage in the face of overwhelming odds earned the François Chalais Award when it premiered at Cannes and also features Bruno Ganz and Michael Nyqvist in their final performances. –Eric Moore

Terrence Malick was born in Ottawa, Illinois, and grew up in Texas and Oklahoma. He worked for Newsweek, Life and The New Yorker, and taught philosophy at MIT before attending the American Film Institute. He is the writer and director of BADLANDS, DAYS OF HEAVEN, THE THIN RED LINE, THE NEW WORLD, THE TREE OF LIFE, TO THE WONDER, KNIGHT OF CUPS, SONG TO SONG and VOYAGE OF TIME.

Kendall Van Nort
Fox Searchlight


Country: Germany, USA

Year: 2019

Director: Terrence Malick

Screenwriter: Terrence Malick

Producers: Grant Hill, Dario Bergesio, Josh Jeter, Elisabeth Bentley

Executive Producers: Marcus Loges, Adam Morgan, Bill Pohlad, Yi Wei, Christoph Fisser, Henning Molfenter, Charlie Woebcken

Director of Photography: Jörg Widmer

Editors: Rehman Nizar Ali, Joe Gleason, Sebastian Jones

Production Designer: Sebastian T. Krawinkel

Music: James Newton Howard

Cast/Featuring: August Diehl, Valerie Pachner, Maria Simon, Tobias Moretti, Bruno Ganz, Matthias Schoenaerts, Karin Neuhäuser, Ulrich Matthes

Running Time (minutes): 180 min

Languages: English, German