a hidden life

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‘A Hidden Life’

Fox Searchlight has set a December 13 awards corridor release for its Cannes pick-up A Hidden Life from Terrence Malick.

The 173-minute-long film – Malick’s first in Cannes since his 2011 Palme d’Or winner The Tree Of Life, which Searchlight distributed in the US – has been hailed as a return to form and premiered in Competition on the Croisette in May.

August Diehl stars as the farmer and Austrian conscientious objector Franz Jägerstätter, who was executed in 1943 for refusing to fight for the Nazis in the Second World War.

Jägerstätter was declared a martyr by Pope Benedict XVI in June 2007 and beatified later in the year.

A Hidden Life also stars Valerie Pachner, Maria Simon, Tobias Moretti, Bruno Ganz, Matthias Schoenaerts, Karin Neuhäuser, Ulrich Matthes.

Last month Screen reported Searchlight also picked up a host of international rights in Cannes, including the UK, Italy, Spain, Latin America, Benelux, and Japan.

Searchlight negotiated the $13m deal in Cannes with CAA Media Finance and Mister Smith.