[This review contains SPOILERS for the film that tells the story of the Austrian hero Franz Jägerstätter who died during World War II.]
A Hidden Life, the three-hour film by acclaimed director Terrence Malick is based on the true life story of an Austrian farmer living in the final years of World War II. In it we see the main character, Franz Jägerstätter, a farmer and family man living a modest life in the mountains of Austria, knock again and again at the door of martyrdom. Malick’s latest film shows us the steep price of Franz’s devout Christian faith and his faithfulness to the end of his life taken by Hitler’s Nazi regime. The film shows Jägerstätter’s journey to martyrdom as he pays the ultimate price for his deeply held conviction that Hitler’s world view and the war was immoral and was in opposition to his Christian faith.
This Postmodern Realities episode is a conversation with Journal author Philip Tallon about his online-exclusive movie review, “The Marathon of Martyrdom: A Review of A Hidden Life”.
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