2019. USA, Germany. 173 min. English.
Director: Terrence Malick Featuring: August Diehl, Valerie Pachner, Maria Simon, Tobias Moretti, Bruno Ganz, Matthias Schoenaerts, Karin Neuhäuser, Ulrich Matthes
This historical drama features the true story of Franz Jägerstätter, an Austrian farmer and devout Catholic whose idyllic life is shattered when he becomes a conscientious objector during World War II. The Nazi Party charges Jägerstätter with treason, whisking him away to a remote holding facility. Ripped from his family and faced with the threat of execution, Jägerstätter undergoes a crisis of faith, embarking on a tumultuous moral journey. Interweaving vibrant cinematography with haunting orchestration, Terrence Malick’s triumphant follow-up to Tree of Life is a poignant rumination on faith, humanity, and compassion. Introduction by Manuela Achilles (UVA)
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