A Hidden Life
German (Germany) English
Some heroes remain unsung: The Austrian farmer Franz Jägerstätter steadfastly refuses to fight for the Wehrmacht - even in the face of imminent execution.
He remained convinced to the end that he must follow his conscience. He is supported by his deep faith and unshakable love for his wife Fani and their three children.
August Diehl and Valerie Pachner embody Franz Jägerstätter and his wife Fani in an emotionally stirring way, with sensitive presence and passionate devotion. Cameraman Jörg Widmer created pictures of poetic elegance.