A Hidden Life on Youtube TV: FX
Terrence Malick provides another lyrical exploration piece, this time about an Austrian farmer who refuses to serve in the Nazi army. There are consequences to himself and his family.
At about 3 hours it is a trial. But if you stick with it, it is an amazing piece of work. He juxtaposes staggering horror with the gorgeousness that is reality, human existence.
Much of his film makes the viewer feel as if they are a living, breathing character in the scene with his characters.
It is also gobsmaking to think that people lived like this in the 1st world only 80 years ago. The horror. The beauty. The suffering. The living.
Hard to grade in that this is not an "entertainment". It is art.
A Hidden Life: Directed by Terrence Malick. With August Diehl, Valerie Pachner, Maria Simon, Karin Neuhäuser. The Austrian Franz Jägerstätter, a conscientious objector, refuses to fight for the Nazis in World War II.