First Trailer: Terence Malick’s “A Hidden Life”

First Trailer Terence Malicks A Hidden Life

After several years in the works, filmmaker Terrence Malick’s WWII drama “A Hidden Life” gets its first trailer and poster which Fox Searchlight have just released and which you can see below.

The project marks a long-awaited return to a more scripted and semi-plotted approach like Malick’s early work, as opposed to his recent trio of contemplative, improv heavy, wandering low-key indie dramas that received mixed reviews and were dismissed as navel-gazing perfume commercials in some corners.

August Diehl stars as Franz Jagerstatter, an Austrian peasant farmer who refused to fight for the Nazis in World War II. Faced with the threat of execution for treason, his unwavering faith and his love for his wife Fani and children keeps his spirit alive.

Valerie Pachner, Maria Simon, Tobias Moretti, Bruno Ganz, Matthias Schoenaerts, Karin Neuhäuser, and Ulrich Matthes co-star. Premiering at the Cannes Film Festival to rave reviews, the film is slated to open in U.S. cinemas on December 13th.