August Diehl ... Franz Jgersttter
Valerie Pachner ... Franziska Jgersttter
Michael Nyqvist ... Bishop Joseph Fliessen
Matthias Schoenaerts ... Herder
Jrgen Prochnow ... Major Schlegel
Based on real events, A HIDDEN LIFE is the story of an unsung hero, St. Franz Jgersttter, 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.
The Austrian St. Franz Jgersttter, a conscientious objector, refuses to fight for the Nazis in World War II.