A Hidden Life

A HIDDEN LIFE is based on the true story of Franz Jägerstätter, an Austrian peasant farmer (August Diehl) who refused to take the oath of allegiance to Hitler during World War II, sacrificing everything, including his life, rather than to fight for the Nazis. Born and raised in the village of St. Radegund, Jägerstätter is farming his land when war breaks out. Married to Franziska (Fani) (Valerie Pachner), the couple are very much in love and involved with the tight-knit community. They live a simple life in the fertile valleys and mountains of upper Austria, with the passing years marked by the arrival of the couple’s three girls.
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Actress Valerie Pachner for a post film q&a

Terrence Malick was born in Ottawa, Illinois, and grew up in Texas and Oklahoma. He worked for Newsweek , Life and The New Yorker, and taught philosophy at MIT before attending the American Film Institute. He is the writer and director of BADLANDS, DAYS OF HEAVEN, THE THIN RED LINE, THE NEW WORLD, THE TREE OF LIFE, TO THE WONDER, KNIGHT OF CUPS, SONG TO SONG and VOYAGE OF TIME.

Grant Hill (Producer) Grant Hill is currently producing the next Matrix film for Warner Bros. Prior to producing A HIDDEN LIFE, he earned a Best Picture Academy Award® nomination for writer/director Terrence Malick’s drama THE TREE OF LIFE. It was his second Best Picture Oscar® nomination, following his collaboration with Malick on THE THIN RED LINE. He was also a producer on Malick’s film, VOYAGE OF TIME. Hill’s previous producing credits include the Netflix sci-fi drama series SENSE8, written 22 and directed by the Wachowskis, CLOUD ATLAS directed by the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer, the Wachowskis’ JUPITER ASCENDING and SPEED RACER as well as James McTeigue’s V FOR VENDETTA and NINJA ASSASSIN. He also served as co-producer on James Cameron’s multiple Oscar®-winning film TITANIC and as an executive producer on THE MATRIX REVOLUTIONS and THE MATRIX RELOADED.