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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with filmmaker Terrence Malick. And by love-hate, I mostly mean I tend to be thoroughly uninterested in the stories he tells, but very interested in the way he works with actors and in filmmaking in general. His movies are generally interesting to watch, but often not a whole lot of fun, and your mileage may vary depending on what movie you’re watching in terms of overall cohesion.

In short, his movies aren’t really things you watch as much as you experience and inhabit — especially his most recent movies. But, for the first time in a while, I find myself interested in his next movie, which in this case, is A Hidden Life.

Check out the full trailer for the movie below:

Based on real events, from visionary writer-director Terrence Malick, A HIDDEN LIFE is the story of an unsung hero, 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.

What I like about this, is that the movie seems to merge Malick’s interesting filmmaking style with (gasp) an actual plot I care about. The visuals look stunning as well, even if he does seem to be going overboard with that wide-angle lens.

What do you think of the trailer? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: Fox Searchlight

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.