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Based on real events, A HIDDEN LIFE is the story of an unsung hero, Franz Jagerstatter, who refused to fight for the Nazis in World War II. When the Austrian peasant farmer is faced with the threat of execution for treason, it is his unwavering faith and his love for his wife Fani and children that keeps his spirit alive.
Roger EbertFull Review Excellent It's one of the year's best and most distinctive movies, though sure to be divisive, even alienating for some viewers, in the manner of nearly all Malick's films to one degree or another.
Rolling StoneFull Review Above Average ...too cryptic for its own good... Malick has created a war film without a single scene of war, of Jewish persecution, of the thought process that helped Franz hold steadfast. It's one thing to fashion a film about one man's blind faith; it's another to keep audiences in the dark about the fundamentals that made him human.
The GuardianFull Review Above Average Yet Malick does succeed, to some degree, on his own terms; he attempts to give some (stylised) sense of this man's inner life: his emotional and spiritual architecture. It is admirably serious but static.
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