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‘Hidden Life’ Offers a Rare Insight Into the Right to Not Bear Arms

‘Hidden Life’ Offers a Rare Insight Into the Right to Not Bear Arms

A dozen war movies have won the best-picture Oscar, from “Wings” through “The English Patient.” Despite an overabundance of World War II movies through the decades, Fox Searchlight has two that offer original points of view: “Jojo Rabbit” and “A Hidden Life.”

The latter film, written and directed by Terrence Malick, is one of the few movies to explore the world of a conscientious objector, based on real-life Austrian farmer Franz Jagerstatter. He refused to cooperate with the Nazis, saying, “We can’t remain silent in the face of evil. We have to confront it.”

A conscientious objector, or Co, status has never been fashionable in Hollywood, because it’s never been fashionable with the general population.

Example No. 1: Actor Lew Ayres, who worked regularly in 1930s Hollywood. His career nearly ended in 1942, when he was given 4E, conscientious objector, status. The public considered him a traitor, but calmed

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