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wilder

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on: May 14, 2019, 06:03:06 PM


Based on real events, A HIDDEN LIFE is the story of an unsung hero, Franz Jägerstätter, 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.

Written and Directed by Terrence Malick
Starring August Diehl, Valerie Pachner, Matthias Schoenaerts, Ulrich Matthes, Maria Simon, Michael Nyqvist, and Bruno Ganz
Release Date - TBD, Cannes premiere


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Reply #1 on: August 13, 2019, 03:40:42 PM


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Reply #2 on: September 26, 2019, 05:27:34 PM
seeing this tonight just to do that, and tell you about it. so what i hear is it's about being anti-nazi, it's about being spiritual in a barbaric world, and apparently it's a return to narrative form so unlike his recent movies, although it sounds exactly like all his movies post-Badlands, and it's close to three hours long. i haven't even watched a trailer and just like whatever


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Reply #3 on: September 27, 2019, 03:34:16 AM
one’s familiarity with Malick’s cinematic grammar might hinder one’s appreciation of Malick’s growing  skill. this movie is coherent in that we learn about a man and his family, and the man in jail up to his execution. i think the wife once one lines approximately “why are we even made to live” and it fits in perfectly. one’s familiarity with Malick’s attitude on philosophy might hinder one’s appreciation of Malickian philosophy. there is a caterpillar that crawls across a sheet of paper at one point, goats and outdoor house and field chores etc, within Malickian cinematic grammar, at one point two people lift their pressed hands into a magic hour sky. and the protagonist of this movie objected to the nazis based on principle, the church later named him a martyr, he’s observed with due reverence, and tenderness is everywhere. that’s the kind of movie this is


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Reply #4 on: October 06, 2019, 09:36:22 AM
Malick never fell off. Can't wait for this.


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Reply #5 on: October 19, 2019, 07:31:00 PM
i support Jojo Rabbit by principle, although i’m still waiting to hear the perspective that will lock me into it. i want to think of its message as more than easy. it sounds easy



“Isn't it weird that in 2019, someone still has to make a movie trying to explain to people not to be a Nazi?”

yes. absolutely. and this one should help the kids. it is about childhood friendship. the wholesomeness of kids is a thing of beauty



if you’re like, well, what would a film that looked at this from an adult perspective be like. look where you are