"A Hidden Life" is a 2019 epic historical drama film directed by Terrence Malick.
The starring cast includes August Diehl as Franz J├Ągerst├Ątter, Valerie Pachner as Fani J├Ągerst├Ątter, Matthias Schoenaerts as Captain Herder, Michael Nyqvist as Bishop Joseph Fliesser, Bruno Ganz as Judge Lueben, Maria Simon as Resie Schwaninger, Martin Wuttke as Major Kiel, Franz Rogowski as Waldland, Tobias Moretti as Priest Ferdinand F├╝rthauer, Alexander Fehling as Lawyer Feldman and others.

Here are "A Hidden Life" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for A Hidden Life movie?

SearchlightPictures on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 released the trailer for "A Hidden Life" you can watch here:
A HIDDEN LIFE | Official Trailer | FOX Searchlight.

Plot summary

What is A Hidden Life movie plot?

Here is a short review of "A Hidden Life" movie plot summary.

Austrian peasant farmer Franz J├Ągerst├Ątter (August Diehl), born and brought up in the small village of St. Radegund, is working his land when war breaks out. Married to Franziska, colloquially Fani (Valerie Pachner), the couple are important members of the tight-knit rural community. They live a simple life with the passing years marked by the arrival of the couple's three girls. Franz is called up for basic training in the German army and is away from his beloved wife and children for months. Eventually, when France surrenders and it seems the war might end soon, he is sent back from training.
With his mother and sister-in-law Resie, he and his wife farm the land and raise their children amid the mountains and valleys of upper Austria. Many scenes depict cutting and gathering hay, as well as the broad Inn River. As the war goes on, J├Ągerst├Ątter and the other able-bodied men in the village are called up to fight. Their first requirement is to swear an oath of allegiance to Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich. Despite pressure from the Mayor and his farm neighbors, who increasingly ostracize him and his family, and from the Bishop (Michael Nyqvist) of Salzburg, J├Ągerst├Ątter refuses. Wrestling with the knowledge that his decision will mean arrest and even death, J├Ągerst├Ątter finds strength in his faith in God, his prayers and in Fani's love and support. J├Ągerst├Ątter is taken to prison, first in Enns, then in Berlin and waits months for his trial. During his time in prison, he and Fani write letters to each other and give each other strength. Fani and their daughters are victims of growing hostility in the village over her husband's decision not to fight. Fani is eventually able to visit her husband in Berlin.


Who plays who in the A Hidden Life movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "A Hidden Life" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

August Diehl  as Franz J├Ągerst├Ątter
Valerie Pachner  as Fani J├Ągerst├Ątter
Matthias Schoenaerts  as Captain Herder
Michael Nyqvist  as Bishop Joseph Fliesser
Bruno Ganz  as Judge Lueben
Maria Simon  as Resie Schwaninger
Martin Wuttke  as Major Kiel
Franz Rogowski  as Waldland
Tobias Moretti  as Priest Ferdinand F├╝rthauer
Alexander Fehling  as Lawyer Feldman
Ulrich Matthes  as Lorenz Schwaninger
Johan Leysen  as Ohlendorf the Painter
Karl Markovics  as Mayor Kraus (as Karl Marvocics)
Sophie Rois  as Aunt Walburga
Waldemar Kobus  as Warder Stein
Johannes Krisch  as Trakl the Miller
Max Mauff  as Sterz
Alexander Radszun  as Scharfrichter
Karin Neuh├Ąuser  as Rosalia J├Ągerst├Ątter
Wolfgang Michael  as Eckinger
Dimo Alexiev  as Nikolai
Ida Mutschlechner  as Rosi J├Ągerst├Ątter
Maria Weger  as Maridl J├Ągerst├Ątter
Aennie Lade  as Loisi J├Ągerst├Ątter
Mark Waschke  as Spitz the blacksmith
Felix R├Âmer  as Policeman
Andro Sarishvili  as Andro
Levan Khurtsia  as Levan
Max Malatesta  as Max
Ermin Sijamija  as Ermin
Markus Schw├Ąrzer  as Linz Sergeant
Ulrich Brandhoff  as Captain J├╝rgen
Michael Steinocher  as Officer Kersting
Leo Baumgartner  as Toni Strohhofer
Maria Stadler  as Maria the Widow
Oliver Pezzi  as Fitz
Thomas Mraz  as Prosecutor Kleint
Dieter Kosslick  as Judge Musshoff
Bernd H├Âlscher  as Judge Ranft
Christian Sengewald  as Fr. Kreutzberg
Johannes Nussbaum  as Josef
Leonard Kunz  as Scharfrichter's Assistant (as Leo Kunz)
Moritz Katzmair  as Martin
Amber Shave  as Rosi J├Ągerst├Ątter (Young)
Barabara Stampfl  as Maridl J├Ągerst├Ątter (Young)
Johannes Gabl  as Hessler
Katja Lechthaler  as Frau Pate
Monika Lennartz  as Frau Schuster
Horst Saller  as Enns Officer

Release date

When is A Hidden Life movie release date?

"A Hidden Life" movie release date was scheduled to be on May 19, 2019 (Cannes), on December 11, 2019 (France), on December 13, 2019 (United States), on January 17, 2020 (United Kingdom) and on January 30, 2020 (Germany) distributing by Fox Searchlight Pictures (International), Pandora Filmproduktion (Germany), Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Argentina, 20th Century Fox Argentina, Blitz, Imperial / Cinepix, Odeon, Pandora Film Verleih, SF Film Finland, SF Norge A/S, Svensk Filmindustri (SF), Times Media Films, UGC Distribution, United King Films, Walt Disney Studios Japan, White Nights, Alive Vertrieb und Marketing, HBO Max and NOS Audiovisuais.


What are A Hidden Life filming details?

The duration of the film is 174 minutes. With a budget of $7 - 9 million, the film grossed over $4.6 million.

"A Hidden Life" movie is rated "PG-13", according to the MPAA film rating system.


What are critics and audiences saying about A Hidden Life movie?

"A Hidden Life" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.4/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 81/100.

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