Based on actual events, Terrence Malick’s magnificent looking new movie is about an obscure peasant farmer who refuses to fight in the German army during World War II. His Christian conscience is not only pitted against Hitler, but also against the local Christian church, which pressures him to serve. It’s a moving a parable for our time. Nominated for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Festival; also played the Toronto Film Festival.
Directed and Written by Terrence Malick; 2019; Courtesy of Fox Searchlight; Drama; Germany, USA; In English and German with English subtitles; Cast: August Diehl, Bruno Ganz, Jurgen Prochnow, Matthias Schoenaerts. Runtime: 173 min.
August Diehl, Valerie Pachner, Michael Nyqvist, Matthias Schoenaerts
English, German (with English subtitles)
Fox Searchlight Pictures