Radegund (film)

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Directed byTerrence Malick
Produced by
  • Elizabeth Bentley
  • Dario Bergesio
  • Grant Hill
  • Josh Jeter
  • Marcus Loges
Written byTerrence Malick
CinematographyJörg Widmer
Edited byRehman Nizar Ali
Distributed byMister Smith Entertainment
  • United States
  • Germany

Radegund is an upcoming historical drama film written and directed by Terrence Malick, starring August Diehl, Valerie Pachner, and Michael Nyqvist and Bruno Ganz in some of their final roles.


The Austrian Franz Jägerstätter, a conscientious objector, refuses to fight for the Third Reich in World War II and is executed by them in 1943.




On June 23, 2016, reports emerged about Radegund, which would depict the life of Austria’s Franz Jägerstätter, a conscientious objector during World War II who was put to death at the age of 36 for undermining military actions, and was later declared a martyr and beatified by the Catholic Church. It was announced that set to play Jägerstätter is August Diehl and Valerie Pachner is to play his wife Franziska Jägerstätter.[1] A delay is expected with the death of Bruno Ganz.


Radegund will have a more structured narrative than Malick's previous works according to the filmmaker, who stated, "Lately – I keep insisting, only very lately – have I been working without a script and I’ve lately repented the idea. The last picture we shot, and we’re now cutting, went back to a script that was very well ordered."[2]


The film was announced to set to begin production in Studio Babelsberg in Potsdam, Germany in the summer of 2016, and to be shot in other parts of Europe. The casting agency Han & Oldenburg also reported a shoot in Brixen and South Tyrol, located in northern Italy, which occurred from July 11, 2016 through August 19, 2016.[1]

During the month of August 2016, reports emerged that some scenes of the film were shot in the small Italian mountain village of Sappada.[3]


Actor Franz Rogowski stated in an interview in March 2019 that no one knows how the film would eventually turn out, or when it will be released, considering that Radegund has been in post-production for more than two years at that point. Rogowski pointed out that Malick is "a director who creates spaces rather than produces scenes; his editing style is like that."[4]


  1. ^ a b "Terrence Malick Announces Next Film 'Radegund,' Based on the Life of Franz Jägerstätter". The Film Stage. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  2. ^ Sharf, Zack (6 April 2017). "Terrence Malick Vows to Return to More Structured Filmmaking: 'I'm Backing Away From That Style Now'". IndieWire. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Trailer For 'The Thin Red Line' Restoration Arrives as Terrence Malick Commences 'Radegund' Shoot". The Film Stage. 11 August 2016. Retrieved 14 August 2016.
  4. ^ Elfadl, Murtada (9 March 2019). "Franz Rogowski on Playing a Ghost in 'Transit,' Disorienting the Audience, and Terrence Malick's 'Radegund'". The Film Stage. The Film Stage. Retrieved 12 March 2019.

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