Based on real events, A HIDDEN LIFE is the story of an unsung hero, Bl. Franz Jägerstätter, who refused to fight for the Nazis in World War II. When the Austrian peasant farmer is faced with the threat of execution for treason, it is his unwavering faith and his love for his wife, Fani, and children that keeps his spirit alive.
Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG-13 for thematic material including violent images.
Did You Know?
Shot in eight weeks in July and August of 2016, the production spent 24 days in South Tyrol, the northernmost province of Italy, then moved into Austria itself, shooting for a few days in St. Radegund itself. For the prison scenes, the production spent the last 14 days in Zittau (7) and Berlin (7), Germany. Supervising art director Steve Summersgill says the locations were carefully selected for their texture, authenticity and visual scope. The film shot in churches and cathedrals, farms with real live stock, orchards, up mountains, in fields and along rural pathways. A few scenes were shot in the St. Radegund locations where the events depicted actually took place-including certain interiors of the Jägerstätter house, which has over the years become a pilgrimage site, as well as by the Salzach river near St. Radegund and in the woods below the house. See more
The title card at the end of the picture comes from the final sentence of George Eliot's "Middlemarch". See more
Version of Der Fall Jägerstätter