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A Hidden Life

A Hidden Life is a movie starring August Diehl, Valerie Pachner, and Maria Simon. The Austrian Franz Jägerstätter, a conscientious objector, refuses to fight for the Nazis in World War II.

Other Titles
Ukryte życie, Μια Κρυφή Ζωή, Vida oculta, Украдени живот, Une vie cachée, Uma Vida Escondida, Skriveni život, Ein verborgenes Leben, 名もなき生涯, 隱藏的生活, Una vida oculta, Gizli Bir Yaşam, Radegund, Uma Vida Oculta, La vita nascosta - Hidden Life, Kha'yim Nistarim
Running Time
2 hours 54 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
War, Biography, Drama, Romance
Terrence Malick
Terrence Malick
Maria Simon, Valerie Pachner, Karin Neuhäuser, August Diehl
Germany, UK, USA
Audio Languages
Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

The Austrian Franz Jägerstätter, a conscientious objector, refuses to fight for the Nazis in World War II.

Comments about war «A Hidden Life» (13)

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Anna K.

I watched the first movie and was slightly disappointed because it was so much better than the second movie. But I decided to see this movie on the strength of the cast and the acting of the two leads. It was even better than the first movie. The cast of the movie is top notch and everyone did a very good job. The movie is full of heart. It is beautifully filmed and the cinematography is great. The movie does not have any frills or special effects. The story of the movie is one of true patriotism. It is very touching and makes one want to take part in the war. The film makers showed a lot of love and care to this movie and to their veterans. It made me cry at the end. The movie is definitely a must see.

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There is no way to sum up the story of A Hidden Life without spoiling the movie for you, so I'll keep it brief. It is about a German woman, who was forced into a forced marriage at the age of 16. She came to the United States and worked as a waitress and also stayed in her sister's home in Philadelphia, as she would always be with her sister. While in prison, she met a fellow prisoner, who was in prison for a crime he did not commit. They became friends and she helped him escape from prison. She became a nurse and started her own business. Eventually, she became pregnant, and then married her husband. As she tried to find her husband, she became more and more pregnant and finally lost her job. However, her husband still supported her, and she still worked. At one point, she found out that her husband had been unfaithful to her and had a child out of wedlock. She found out the exact details of what happened, and the prison's story was very accurate. There was no way to know who the father was, and she was only told that it was his son. She had no idea if she could go back to prison, but she believed that it would not be a problem. It was a very difficult time in her life, and she did not want to lose her child. She was working as a nurse, and she was very successful, but she was having a hard time in life. She was very unhappy, and she wanted to stay together with her husband. She believed that if she was able to get a child, she would not be unhappy anymore. In the end, she got her child and continued to work in a factory. She did not get pregnant again, but she did get pregnant again at a very young age. She believed that it was her only chance to get a child, and she did not give up. This is a very moving movie. It was well written and directed, and the actors did an excellent job. I also believe that the main character's story was very true. I thought the main character was very strong, and she did not let her situation stop her from doing the things that she wanted to do. The main character was very determined, and she did not let the circumstances stop her from doing her job. I recommend this movie to anyone who is interested in seeing a movie about a woman who had a difficult time in her life, but she overcame it and turned her life around. This is a very good movie, and I give it a 7/10.

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Juan P.

Not many films can make me feel emotionally connected to characters, but The Hidden Life did. I watched it and I felt that I was part of a journey of love and loss that affected many people in that era. The film was powerful, but also raw and emotional. The movie is not perfect. The characters were not always well developed, and I could not tell who was who. However, I liked the fact that the film did not focus on the causes of the war, and instead concentrated on the people that were affected. I loved the romance between the couple, and the relationship between the children. I also loved the story of the mother, and how she was able to cope with the tragedy that had come upon her. All in all, I would highly recommend this film to anyone. I highly recommend it to anyone, but especially to people that are on the emotional journey that the main character is.

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Bruce Hansen

A Beautiful Mind is a powerful film about the very dark side of the mind and how our own psychology can drive us to do the wrong thing in order to make our lives easier. A very well made film with an excellent story, and acting. It is a must see for anyone who likes to see the issues of mental illness, or just film. 8/10

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Julia Roberts, Timothy Hutton and both have done a terrific job. They portray a couple who have made their peace with the war. Both have a very strong bond. I would recommend this movie to anyone. This movie was really moving and heart-warming. I was happy to see that Julia Roberts and Timothy Hutton's marriage is in good health. If you like a movie that makes you feel good and that makes you think, this movie is for you.

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Amanda J.

Well, I loved the book. I thought it was very good. But I also liked this movie. It did take a while to get into, but once I did, I really liked it. It had great special effects, and the story was quite good. I thought the acting was great, but there were a few moments where I felt the acting wasn't up to par, and I don't want to give anything away. However, I thought the acting was fine. I also thought the special effects were very well done. This movie was definitely worth seeing. I thought the story was well-written, and it had a good pace. This movie was a bit slow in parts, but it kept you interested. I also thought the actors did a good job, and they were very believable. The ending was also good. I did think the film did get a little slow, but it was still good. Overall, this movie was very good. I give it a 7 out of 10.

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Edward Nelson

The movie, which is based on the book, "Hidden Life", is a film with a decent plot and good performances by the cast, which is impressive considering the subject matter. The movie focuses on the life of a single mother, Gloria Foster, and her son, O'Neil Foster, who was born and raised in the Nazi concentration camp of Buchenwald. As O'Neil Foster is in a different camp, one of the first things he learns is that he is Jewish. He is determined to do anything he can to have his mother return to him, and to find her. I thought this was a good movie and I would recommend it to anyone who has an interest in WWII. The movie does have a few minor flaws. The actors did not do an excellent job with their roles, but I will not say that the acting is bad because there are many other movies that were nominated for Academy Awards that are much better than this one.

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I'll start by saying that the movie was good and well worth the $10.00 I paid to see it. However, it was just too predictable and too closely divided into a war film and a war story. I'm talking about the War in Iraq. You know what I mean, don't you? I know I'm getting a little preachy, but I'm talking about a couple of events that happened. I think this movie was actually going to be a great movie, but it just kind of got lost in the shuffle. For a war film it had a couple good scenes, but the ending was disappointing. But it was still worth the $10.00 and the good acting. It was worth the money to see it, but I still would have rather seen it on the big screen. (And believe me, I do not go to theaters).

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I was very impressed with the acting of Jake and Tom. The couple is a great depiction of a middle-class, male-dominated household. The men are caricatures of middle-class masculinity, and the women are caricatures of their femininity. It was a very well-rounded portrayal of the typical American household. The script is very well-written and extremely well-acted. I think it is a movie that most Americans can relate to. I highly recommend it. It is a movie that will resonate with the audience.

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Patricia Gonzalez

This film tells the story of a young German girl, Gretl Schoeller, who is sent to live with her uncle in France. This seems like a logical step, and yet it brings about a huge misunderstanding between the two countries. Despite the fact that the film is set in the 1920's, the characters in this film are, in reality, much older. I mean, who says that there is nothing significant about a person's age? And it's not that these characters were immature. In fact, they were very intelligent, and at the same time extremely vulnerable. In order to show how they became so, the film gives them the names of prominent persons in the 20's. We can find references to Hitler, Goebbels, Kurt Vonnegut, and most of all to Gretl Schoeller, a high school student who gets sent away to France. I do not think this is a film that should be shown to children, because there are so many people who will have a hard time following the movie. It's like they watch it for the first time, and then ask themselves "what was the point?" And they will ask the same questions all over again. The only thing I like about the film is the voice-over. In order to show the feelings of the people of the 20's, the voice-over is very interesting. I also liked the music that accompanies the film. I will not give away the plot of the film, but it is very interesting. I give the film 7 out of 10 stars.

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I am not going to say this is an Oscar-worthy film. But it's worth seeing. I found it very well done, and while it is only a half-hour long, it felt longer. As a film about the war, it is important that the viewer get to know the main characters. The film is definitely an accurate depiction of how things were for the Japanese soldiers. In this case, the American soldiers were really just playing supporting roles, as the film shows. However, it's not really accurate of how life was for the Japanese soldiers. The movie makes it clear that the Japanese soldiers were fighting to keep themselves alive, and that's not a pretty sight. However, the movie also shows that the Japanese soldiers were really making sacrifices to protect their families, and that's not a pretty sight. If you're looking for a good, informative, and engrossing movie, then this is a good choice.

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Alexander Green

The films from this time period are of the lesser quality than the older period films because the technology of the time had to be better to portray the world of those times. The picture quality was not that good. The actors looked older than the years of the time. The story was simple and did not leave much to the imagination. The other major issue was the poor casting of all the main characters. Although they all had good performances, none of them could hold a candle to the other actors. For example, Richard Gere was so bad that it was painful to watch. What the hell was he doing in that part? He was just awful. Also, when he was on screen, the camera was at a slow moving angle which made it hard to see what he was saying. Also, the dialogue was over-dramatic. A few of the lines were not that bad, but it seemed as though the writers were trying to make the characters more interesting. The writers and directors could have given this movie a much better film. However, the director did a very good job of showing the destruction of the South in the Civil War. Overall, I think that this film was a good effort, but it was just not good enough. I would recommend this film to those who like Civil War movies, but do not have to pay much for them.

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Well I must say I really liked this film. I saw it in the cinema and thought it was really good, but on video it was OK, but it could have been better. The cinematography was really great, I thought it was amazing. The direction and the cast were really good. I think it was really well directed. I think the actors did a really good job. The lead actor, I think was really good, but I think he could have done better. I think the part where he tried to commit suicide was really sad and it made me feel like I'm really a part of that scene. I also think it was a good idea to show the two halves of the war, when he was in prison, and then when he was in the camp, but I think it would have been better to show the whole thing. The fact that the film is mainly about the guy was really good, because it made me really want to know more about him, but I think he should have done more interviews, to show his story, I think he should have done more. It was a good movie, I think it should have been better, but I really liked it, I really enjoyed it.