This post tracks developments in “A Hidden Life,” a new film about Austrian peasant farmer Franz Jägerstätter, who refused to fight for the National Socialists in World War II despite every manner of pressure, torture, and abuse.
Links: Wikipedia | IMDB |
11-28-19 | Film Release For US Theaters: December 13, 2019
Per the Rotten Tomatoes, the film will have a “limited release” in the US beginning on December 13th. Other sources have been saying January 20th, 2020…maybe that’s the date for a wider release.
5-21-19 | London Evening Standard Gives Film Five Stars
Per the London Evening Standard, “A Hidden Life is a work of genius.”
11-13-19 | Film Threat Gives It Highest Rating: 10/10
Per Film Threat, “Franz is torn by a moral quandary. Should he serve his nation, spurred by the blessings of local priests, or listen to that “still small voice” in his soul? …Malick’s masterpiece makes a great argument that it’s the little-known heroes, as opposed to the ones we trumpet as such, that truly form the ethical foundation upon which our society still creakily rests.”