A humble Austrian farmer becomes a conscientious objector when he refuses to fight for the Nazis in this based-on-real-events World War II drama from writer-director Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life).
"A hardworking farmer, pious Christian, and devoted husband and father, Franz Jägerstätter (August Diehl) is a respected member of his alpine village, St. Radegund. Franz's Edenic existence begins to wither, however, as war breaks out across Europe, Nazi ideology spreads, and both the church and St. Radegund's mayor start spouting antisemitic dogma. Franz undergoes military training but refuses to swear allegiance to Hitler. When called up for conscription, he becomes a conscientious objector — a decision that will test the limits of his beliefs." (Toronto International Film Festival)
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