Austrian farmer Franz Jägerstätter faces the threat of execution for refusing to fight for the Nazis during World War II.
Austrian farmer Franz Jägerstätter faces the threat of execution for refusing to fight for the Nazis during World War II.
August Diehl Valerie Pachner Maria Simon Karin Neuhäuser Tobias Moretti Ulrich Matthes Matthias Schoenaerts Franz Rogowski Karl Markovics Bruno Ganz Michael Nyqvist Wolfgang Michael Johannes Krisch Martin Wuttke Johan Leysen Waldemar Kobus Sophie Rois Alexander Fehling Dimo Alexiev Max Mauff Nicholas Reinke Alexander Radszun Chris Theisinger Ida Muttschlechner Ermin Sijamija Thomas Mraz Sarah Born Robin Oberhollenzer Max Malatesta Show All…
라데군트, Radegund, 隐秘的生活, Ein verborgenes Leben, Uma Vida Oculta, Vida oculta, La vita nascosta - Hidden Life
What I’m about to tell you is true.
My background is Austrian. My father moved here in 1980 for a new and better life in Canada with his brother and mother, where 4 years later he had me, and 20 years later he told me a story about our family history after I asked because at school we were talking about WW2, and how all of my friends had a relative that fought in it. Ignorant and oblivious, I assumed my grandfather either did not participate in the war, or fought against Hitler’s Nazi army. What I learned next shook me.
In 1939, at the height of the Nazi regime, you couldn’t escape Nazi favouritism from any corner of Europe,…
Terrence Malick is back. Back from the present. Back from the twirling. Back from his battle with the boundlessness of digital technology, a neutral force that nevertheless has the power to seduce certain filmmakers away from their convictions. Malick has always been the cinema’s most devout searcher, his faith and uncertainty going hand-in-hand. But the work he’s made over the last few years hasn’t been searching so much as lost. 2011’s “The Tree of Life” found the auteur pivoting away from the past for the first time in his storied career, and that semi-autobiographical masterpiece came to serve as the auteur’s bridge from historical frescos to contemporary sketches – from profound awe to puzzled wonder.
If “Badlands” and “Days of…
Such an ambitious and emotionally gripping experience. I’m just exhausted. The man could not be more self-indulgent (to a point where it’s honestly just obnoxious) but Malick sure knows how to make a movie.
Terry is back babyyyyyyyyyyy
"What has happened to our country? To the land we love?"
Was very excited to see Malick's first linear narrative since A New World on the big screen. Even though I love the images and performances, I really feel the film would have benefited from major editing. But the film introduces a major talent to world - cinematographer Jörg Widmer. (He actually has 49 DP credits but this is his first high-profile) His images are gorgeous.
Red Epic Dragon, Zeiss Master Prime and Ultra Prime 8R Lenses
Red Epic-W Helium, Zeiss Master Prime and Ultra Prime 8R Lenses (some scenes)
From IMDB trivia: Michael Nyqvist's and Bruno Ganz's last film, after their respective deaths in 2017 and 2019.
Watched at Cineplex Odeon Intl. Village - Vancouver
Speculation has abounded about Terrence Malick's latest, that it might be something "more conventional". It is, and it isn't. Here's how it is: it has its clearest dramatic structure since BADLANDS, possibly even more clear. An Austrian couple during the outbreak of WWII gradually discover that the man will be required to make an oath of loyalty to Adolf Hitler. He believes, because of his Christian morality, he cannot do so. This dilemma drives the entire film, and the relationship of the couple throughout this test is its backbone.
Here's how it isn't: Malick has deeply internalised all the techniques he has used in his previous films to make an incredibly assured yet highly idiosyncratic film. It's "Malickian", and yes,…
Rotten Tomatoes: 80%
Metacritic Metascore: 78
Viewing Platform: Redbox
Release Date: 31 August 2019
Distributor: Walt Disney Studios
Worldwide Gross: $4.6M
Filming Locations: Berlin, Germany
Filming Locations: St. Radegund, Austria
Franz Jägerstätter: "Does a man have the right to let himself be put to death for the truth? Could it possibly please God? He wants us to have peace, happiness. Not to bring suffering on ourselves."
SYNOPSIS: The Austrian Franz Jägerstätter, a conscientious objector, refuses to fight for the Nazis in World War II.
- Source: IMDb
Based on true events, A Hidden Life is Malick's most direct exploration of faith since To the Wonder, and perhaps his most fully realized work yet.…
Terrence Malick's grandiosity in his historical narratives often lend themselves to his most thrilling successes. I think of the biblical locust fire in Days of Heaven, our characters distorted into shadows of physicality, the horses looking on in fear. I'm reminded of The Thin Red Line, as a silent field is suddenly, perpetually bombed for roughly thirty seconds before the grass resumes its earthly quiet. I ponder the enigma of Q'orianka Kilcher's performance as Pocahontas in The New World, with her culture pillaged, redressed, and conformed. Malick's tendency to expand his focus to christianity, and the continuance of god's grace, finds parallel in narratives of nature's evolution, the mannerisms of people, and the pain in life's struggle. It's why…
The legend goes that, after watching Silence, Terrence Malick wrote a letter to Martin Scorsese asking “What does Christ require of us?” As a question prompted by the film, it was a good one, well-merited and existentially urgent. What does Christ require of us? Must we confess Him only in our hearts, or also in our words? What great deeds must we do to be worthy of Him? For someone like Malick, like myself, like countless others who take matters of faith very seriously, there can be few questions of greater concern.
Another legend tells of a mason and carpenter who, as he labored in construction of a great cathedral, hid tiny, intricate carvings in the spaces between the stones and…
Yes, of course this plays as some sort of response to Scorsese's Silence, in that both films contend with theodicy through the challenges of "embodying" Christ in a post-lapsarian world whose collective state of hereditary sin seems to be at its worst. Tangential note: I sensed a connection to Dovzhenko, which is probably coincidental.
Malick is one of the few major living American filmmakers who's unafraid of believing in something.
This is almost certainly my least favorite Malick, but it's not necessarily uninteresting - interesting for the ways it's revealing towards the fundamentals of Malick's worldview, the same way I find say, many of Eastwood's films fascinating. But whereas those Eastwood films show a part of a country that most of his other countrymen find embarrassing, Malick here hones in on specifics and as a result much of the ambiguity that made his work tolerable (at least for me) dissipates into a kind of extended prayer. I'm reminded of when this movie was first announced, and Malick noted that this was the first time he was working with a full script in years, which made me think of Kiarostami and…
August Diehl. Can play a guy that loves being a nazi, can play a guy that doesn’t want to be a nazi, this guy can do it all.
This should have been way more explicitly Christian.
“... for the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.”
Malick’s fundamental worldview lends itself into love’s power, its perseverance; the ultimate, unconditional boundlessness of it. It’s love that we keep with us through the worst of times, and it’s what motivates us to keep on moving despite the hardships. It’s what makes an ordinary life, a hidden life, precious, special, as unique as those lives that go on beyond death, the lives seen by the world. Love breathes sincerity, and this bare…
— this was really good and the images were absolutely beautiful
— the best part was the way the storyline played out the gut wrenching tension between franz doing what is right and leaving behind his love and life.
— goodness it absolutely did not need to be 3 hours long
a fotografia desse filme é perfeita, moatrando a natureza tão simples, é calmo, reconfortante e familiar, transmite paz e esperança, a localização das montanhas são belíssimas eu queria poder viver assim numa montanha com a pessoa que amo meu deus vo chorar. a história é muito tocante e bonita, MAS, por deus 3h de filme é ectremamente desnecessário é extremamente longo sem precisar ser, eu termino esse filme cansado e sem fôlego e não de um jeito bom, eu real não aguentava mais o quanto o filme é cansativo. então não sei se vale a pena vê-lo, pretendo nunca mais ver esse filme e muito provavelmente nunca indicaria pra alguém.
I can't not be bothered by the choice of having English be the main spoken language, while everything else feels so genuine.
Everything I have ever wanted in a WWII film.
A beautiful end to my marathon of Malick’s filmography. It takes the best elements of what he has done in various films and crafts them masterfully into an amazing work about faith and perseverance. Sadly, the only thing keeping it from five stars is that I really felt the runtime with this. I think Malick would’ve been able to achieve an edit around 2 hours which would’ve better suited the film. But that is the only issue I have with this otherwise spectacular film.
The double feature of the century man, A Hidden Life x The Shaggy Dog. This isn't my favorite Malick but it's still really great. Basically a Jesus allegory set in the time where the Nazi's were rising to power. It hurts my being that personal acts of rebellion may really amount to nothing. I admire anyone who is steadfast on doing the right thing simply off the principle of it being the right thing, but do we have to go above and beyond and also inspire a movement? How does one go about doing that when we all aren't born to be leaders. And if God exists, why would he allow such great suffering? And why would we continue to follow and be loyal to him when his presence seemed to have left a long time ago. Simultaneously one of the most atheist and most religious films I've seen.
This story is so incredibly strong, the locations are phenomenal, the colour is done beautifully, the sound design really helps to capture the mood at the overall atmosphere, what an incredibly intimate and authentic way of portraying the war.
However I hated the cinematography, I think shooting it all on 12mm was an extremely bold choice and personally I don’t think it paid off. Don’t get me wrong the landscape shots were amazing but the cinematography and editing took my out of the story too much to fully immerse myself in it.
I also watched this at 4 in the morning, would not recommend, your nightmares are not fun.
"...for the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs."
I don't know what I was thinking the first time I watched this but rating it definitely the highest possible now. This worked on me much better on a rewatch. It's more like a three-hour spiritual journey yet again (me contemplating about life and probably having an existential crisis too). The brilliant lines flowed perfectly through and through (most especially when the characters narrate, it's heartfelt) along with its achingly beautiful score. It's true that Malick's films transcend cinema.
I liked this, it's three hours long and one certainly feels the runtime. While I think it's too long for this particular story. I was cared about this character, his relationship with his wife, and how they were willing to be there for each other no matter the consequences of the man's actions. My favorite aspect of their story is how they constantly traded letters back and forth with each other.
I thought the score did a great job at playing up the religious aspects of this film. The film is shot incredibly well as usual with this director. I really enjoyed the free flowing nature of the camera, and how similarly to The Thin Red Line, it highlights nature…
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