Cannes: We can already look at Terrence Malick's WWII movie - video
Premiere of Terrence Malick's II Hidden Life at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival World War I drama, which also brought the first scenes to the Internet. & nbsp;
With his film The Tree of Life in 2011, which won the Golden Palm and has been shot by Hollywood stars in recent years, this time Malick has set the stage for a European story, the martyrdom of Franz Jägerstätter, which was unveiled in 2007.
The nearly three-hour film is about the fate of a Catholic Austrian peasant who was condemned to death by the Nazis in 1943 for refusing to swear to Hitler and take up arms for Nazi Germany.
The film begins in a picturesque small village in the Bavarian Alps - not far from Hitler's most important country residence, Berghoft in Berchtesgaden - starring August Dielhl, a well-known German actor from the Bad Briganties and Young Karl Marx; his wife. & nbsp;
75-year-old Terrence Malick borrowed the title of his ninth feature film (A Hidden Life) from a quote by the most famous British novelist George Eliot, Middlemarch (1871-72). The three-time Oscar-nominated Malick has never been one of the directors of a new film every year: in just 25 years, he has made only three films, but in recent years he has appeared in prestigious festivals: the love drama Knight of Cups, An IMAX movie and a song-to-song musical love story titled Song to Song.