Based on real events, A HIDDEN LIFE is the story of an unsung hero, St. 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.
Did You Know?
During pre-production, Terrence Malick sent Valerie Pachner, who stars opposite Diehl as Fani, Jägerstätter's wife, a book about women in the first World War working on the farms when the men were away fighting. See more
The title card at the end of the picture comes from the final sentence of George Eliot's "Middlemarch". See more
Version of Der Fall Jägerstätter