A Hidden Life

The history of the symbol of the Austrian resistance, Franz Gerstetter who refused to fight for the Nazis in the Second world war. When Franz is faced with the threat of execution for treason, despite numerous opportunities to avoid it, he continues to defend their beliefs with faith and love of his family.

Director:
  • Terrence Malick

Stars:
Release Date: 2019-12-11
IMDb icon 7.5/10
  • Country: DE, GB, US
  • Language: English | German | Italian
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $4,581,889
reviews
Aleen Carolynn
11 February 2020 | 01:46

"Secret life" as and many other paintings by renowned Director Terrence Malick, treat the format rendered the author's statements on the background of the cinematic canvas. The Director, like the artist, in each work begins first with General considerations (flight of fantasy), which is then converted into the first vibrant brushstrokes, creating an empty place the whole universe with thoughtful story of human relationships. Not excluded if Terrence Malick not been a Director, then surely realized would art, his movies, rather some scenes like and ask for the canvas. And the new movie is definitely not an exception, being a very astute, hard and a very ambiguous work of this Creator. A three-hour narration tells us about the difficult fate of one Austrian family, faced with the Nazi machine of brutal realism. At some point the head of the family, realizing the senselessness of war, refuses to join the ranks of the German army, the most exposing yourself and your family to the ordeal on the strength of faith and fortitude. Humiliation, torture, hunger and hard physical labor women's hands might seem scary truth of life, although it is passed almost every family confronted face to face with the horrors of war.

We can say, in the story with occasional large deviations from the philosophical reflections on life, family, freedom of choice, religion and love where the author uses this in the letters, and also voiced voice-over thoughts. In the movie do the characters think a lot and do a each friend, being on a considerable distance. In fact, if you take away from the film's entire narration, the specific actions will suffice a maximum on half an hour. So please mentally prepare yourself to a certain understanding of the structure of the narrative, to then disappointed viewing. And yet, despite the great timing, the picture is sustained in the best traditions of auteur cinema with a powerful and emotionally significant promise. Many episodes are literally full of internal drama, reflected in the emotions, attitudes and actions of the characters. A depth the power of a great love can melt even the most callous hearts. On the course of the film, the audience will wonder, to doubt, to condemn and to support every couple who in the name of their faith and of love are ready to go to the end, despite the terrible consequences. But what is the price for their prejudices? Are they of such suffering and sacrifices, where for spoken words in native children throw stones more yesterday the neighbors wife falls in alone with his bare hands to literally plow the land to feed his family, and in the meantime the spouse to endure the humiliation and pain the walls of a Nazi prison?

Of course, you can refer to the style of the Director, where the effect of the live camera is present in the steps to raise the subject, but one thing is clear, the film is sure to leave its mark in the memory of every thinking viewer. Aesthetic beauty of visual art with soulful music makes everything to the viewer at the viewing time forgot time and completely dissolved in the events and became part of the heroes whose destiny is a mirror image of all the victims disastrous war.

Kyrstin Domph
06 February 2020 | 03:58

The film's Director Terrence Malick in the University he studied philosophy, scope of interest was the work of the major German thinker of the twentieth century — Martin Heidegger. To still debate about the political views of this philosopher. He was the Nazi party the Nazi party and had publicly endorsed the actions of the führer. A situation exacerbated by the recent publication of "Black notebooks" — diaries Heidegger. Where found more evidence of its sympathy to the Nazi regime.

Before watching the movie I was curious — find a reflection of the controversial political views examined Malik Heidegger on the history of the struggle of the Austrian farmer Franz Gerstetter with the Nazi regime. After watching the film, we can clearly answer — no. Malik remained true to his spiritual ideals. Fascism in the movie — absolute evil, meticulous etched in every detail individuals of its members, which will be repeatedly recorded close-up.

With the dark side of Heidegger we understood, however, about it is too early to forget. In the film, many other Heidegger. Heidegger the native soil. The philosopher always had a love for the peasant life and do not miss the opportunity to live in wilderness — cabin in Todtnauberg in the black forest mountains. "a Philosophical work is not can be a lot of eccentric, entrenched in his corner. The place he — among peasant labor".

"the secret life" perfectly embodies this concept. For nearly three hours Malik almost every frame is marked by peasant life the philosophical monologues. The Director sings is unpopular today, the traditional values of strong family relationships, honest physical work, love to the nature. On these pillars rests the unshakable Outlook of a simple Austrian farmer Franz Gerstetter. No jingoistic patriotism, nor public censure or physical violence — nothing can make him to overcome their principles.

In technical terms, the picture looks like an ordinary job Terrence Malick with his distinctive handwriting. Wandering camera tries to look in the faces of the characters. Moving green grass like and before is a separate character and a fetish. An endless stream of consciousness is accompanied by complete religious spirit shots of nature.

And Martin Heidegger, and Franz Gerstetter remained in history. First as an influential philosopher of the twentieth century with a controversial political position, do not disdain the intellectual maneuvers in the personal interests. The second of the blessed Martyr with unwavering principles. Terrence Malick has carefully studied the "secret life" of both. It the movie tells us about the conclusions that he made.

faq
How much has A Hidden Life made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $4,581,889.
Who is the director of the movie A Hidden Life?
This tv-show was directed by Terrence Malick.
What is the genre of A Hidden Life?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Drama, Biography, Romance.
Who starred in A Hidden Life?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: August Diehl, Valerie Pachner, Maria Simon, Karin Neuhäuser, Tobias Moretti.
What is A Hidden Life IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 7.5.
When was A Hidden Life released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2019-12-11.