The Austrian Franz Jägerstätter, a conscientious objector, refuses to fight for the Nazis in World War II and is executed by them in 1943. Opening at Jägerstätter’s home in Austria’s countryside, the film follows Franz and his wife, Fani, along their path of resistance. Told through real wartime letters, this love story finds the couple in conflict with the members of their close-knit town, their church, their government, and even their friends — all of which brings them to a dramatic choice.
A Hidden Life
Original English version
August Diehl (Franz Jägerstätter), Valerie Pachner (Franziska Jägerstätter), Matthias Schoenaerts (Herder), Bruno Ganz (Richter), Jürgen Prochnow (Major Schlegel), Alexander Fehling (Fredrich Feldmann), Max Mauff (Sterz), Martin Wuttke (Major Kiel), Tobias Moretti (Fr Ferdinand Fürthauer)