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'Age of Uprising' Clip Starring Mads Mikkelsen | Exclusive

'Age of Uprising' Clip Starring Mads Mikkelsen | Exclusive
An arresting medieval epic starring Mads Mikkelsen, Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas explores the high cost of vengeance. With the age of feudalism in decline, Europe rests at a tense crossroads between the old world and the new. Respected, well-to-do horse merchant Michael Kohlhaas is a loving husband and family man leading a peaceful existence, until a ruthless nobleman steals his horses, setting off a chain of irreversible events. Kohlhaas resorts to extremes after these crimes destroy his livelihood and trust in the law, igniting a rampage through the countryside in his quest for justice. Check out our exclusive clip for this historical drama, in theaters now.

Adapted from Heinrich von Kleist's 16th century novella, the story of Michael Kohlhaas is considered one of the first examples of modern literature. Filled with gorgeous widescreen cinematography, Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas had its world
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Here Are All the Movies Opening Today, May 30th. What Will You See?

Here Are All the Movies Opening Today, May 30th. What Will You See?
These days, the number of indies premiering on a weekly basis can be both thrilling and intimidating. To help sift through the number of new releases (independent or otherwise), we've created the Weekly Film Guide. Below you'll find basic plot, personnel and cinema information for today's fresh offerings.  Happy viewing! Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, May 30th. (Synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.) Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas Director: Arnaud des PallièresCast: Mads Mikkelsen, Mélusine Mayance, Delphine Chuillot, David Kross, Bruno Ganz, Denis Lavant, Roxane Duran, Paul Bartel, David Bennent, Swann Arlaud, Sergi Lopez, Amira Casar, Jacques Nolot, Christian Chaussex, Jean-Louis Coulloc'h, Laurent Delbecque, Guillaume DelaunaySynopsis: "With the age of feudalism in decline, Europe rests at a tense crossroads between the old world and the new. Respected, well-to-do horse merchant Michael...
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DVD Review - Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas (2013)

Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas, 2013.

Directed by Arnaud des Pallières.

Starring Mads Mikkelsen, Mélusine Mayance, Delphine Chuillot, David Kross, Bruno Ganz, Denis Lavant and Roxane Duran.

Synopsis:

16th century France: Michael Kohlhaas, a horse dealer and loving father, lives a happy and prosperous life in the peaceful countryside. But when a cruel baron seizes his livelihood and defiles his family’s honour, he takes up arms and sets out on a mission for vengeance that reaches the very top of French nobility.

When you hear a synopsis like that, your mind immediately conjures up images of breathtaking battles and bloody sword fights not dissimilar to films like Gladiator. In the case of Age of Uprising however, we have no such joy as we are left with a much more understated and at times tedious tale of an honourable man looking for revenge.

Effectively, Age of Uprising is Braveheart-lite.
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‘Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas’ Review

Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Mélusine Mayance, Delphine Chuillot, Swann Arlaud, David Kross, Bruno Ganz, Denis Lavant, Roxane Duran | Written by Arnaud des Pallières, Christelle Berthevas | Directed by Arnaud des Pallières

In the 16th Century, in the Cévennes, Michael Kohlhaas (Mads Mikkelsen) is leading a happy life with his family raising horses to sell at the market. When a corrupt Baron (Swann Arlaud) seizes some of his horses and mistreats them, Kohlhaas attempts to sue the Baron for the damage but due to the Baron’s influence in local government finds his case is ignored. When his wife travels to plead his case to the royal family she returns fatally injured leading to Kohlhaas forming a rebellion aimed at taking down the Baron and his cohorts and regain the rights he feels he has lost.

When a character like Kohlhaas forms a rebellion you would expect there to be some action, and
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In a Nutshell: Age Of Uprising

Mads Mikkelsen is one of the most engaging actors in the world right now, and if you've yet to check out TVs Hannibal then what are you waiting for, an invitation to dinner? So it's easy to see why distributors might be lining up to release his theatrical outings. Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas is not your typical blood-soaked medieval epic, nor is it a good example of Mikkelsen's undisputed screen presence. It's a long, hard slog through the marshes of cinematic wasteland, an emotional vacuum that could've been and should've been so much more. The film takes us back to 16th century France, where Michael Kohlhaas is making a living as a horse dealer. He lives with his wife and daughter in the peaceful, picturesque countryside. Things take a turn for the worse when a rapacious baron seizes his livelihood and defiles his family's honour. Kohlhaas
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In a Nutshell: Age Of Uprising

Mads Mikkelsen is one of the most engaging actors in the world right now, and if you've yet to check out TVs Hannibal then what are you waiting for, an invitation to dinner? So it's easy to see why distributors might be lining up to release his theatrical outings. Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas is not your typical blood-soaked medieval epic, nor is it a good example of Mikkelsen's undisputed screen presence. It's a long, hard slog through the marshes of cinematic wasteland, an emotional vacuum that could've been and should've been so much more. The film takes us back to 16th century France, where Michael Kohlhaas is making a living as a horse dealer. He lives with his wife and daughter in the peaceful, picturesque countryside. Things take a turn for the worse when a rapacious baron seizes his livelihood and defiles his family's honour. Kohlhaas
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Age of Uprising Review

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With a mere matter of moments into Arnaud des Palliéres’ 16th century set, Palme d’Or nominated Age of Uprising, an uncomfortable, disquieting atmosphere is created, and it’s a tone which then takes precedence over the rest of the movie. Here is a feature that opts for a more subtle, naturalistic approach over a typically overstated, gung-ho style that often blights period dramas.

Based on a true story, Age of Uprising is set in the South of France, as we delve into the life of a horse dealer Michael Kohlhaas (Mads Mikkelsen), who lives a comfortable life with his wife (Delphine Chuillot) and young daughter (Mélusine Mayance). However Kohlhaas is a man of principles, and when he’s disrespected by a lord in a dispute over two of his horses – his wife heads over to the palace to argue his case, but is brutally murdered in her attempt. Our
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Cannes Film Festival 2013: 'Michael Kohlhaas' review

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★★★★☆ The 66th Cannes Film Festival just got medieval on our asses with Arnaud des Pallières' Palme d'Or outsider Michael Kohlhaas (2013), a tale of injustice and revolt set in 16th century France. Adapted from the Heinrich von Kleist novella, Pallières' latest follows the plight of its eponymous hero (Denmark's Mads Mikkelsen), a happy and prosperous family man and horse trader who suffers an injustice at the hands of an arrogant young baron. Kohlhaas seeks redress legally, only to be rebuffed and threatened. Tragedy strikes when Judith, his wife (Delphine Chuillot), is murdered, leading our protagonist on the path to vengeance.

The towering Mikkelsen wowed Cannes last year as a teacher stubbornly refusing to bow to injustice in Thomas Vinterberg's The Hunt (Jagten, 2012). Injustice is one again on the menu here; however, as an actor in possession of a range as epic as the Cevénnes landscape against which his latest film plays against,
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DVD Review: Sarah's Key

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DVD Review: Sarah's Key
Title: Sarah’s Key Directed by: Gilles Paquet-Brenner Starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Mélusine Mayance, Niels Arestrup, Frederic Pierrot and Aidan Quinn Running time: 111 minutes, Rated PG-13, Available on Blu-ray Based on the international bestselling novel by Tatiana de Rosnay is the story of Julia, an American journalist living in Paris who is writing an article on the anniversary of France’s notorious 1942 Vel’ d’Hiv Roundup of Jews in World War II. Julia (Kristin Scott Thomas) discovers that her French husband’s family’s apartment belonged to the Starzynski family, who were involved with the roundup and sent to concentration camps. In order to get a more personal feel to her pending article,...
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Blu-ray Review: Mélusine Mayance Mesmerizes in ‘Sarah’s Key’

Chicago – Sometimes one performance can bolster the impact of an entire production. That’s certainly the case with Gilles Paquet-Brenner’s overlooked adaptation of Tatiana de Rosnay’s bestseller. Though the picture’s marquee name is Kristin Scott Thomas, her character merely provides a modern framework for the real story, set during the massive 1942 deportation of Jewish civilians from France.

Though de Rosnay’s tale is a work of fiction, it is entirely grounded within the reality of its time period and locations, such as the indoor track, Vélodrome d’Hiver, where prisoners were stored before being transported to various camps (in this case, Beune-la-Rolande). What makes “Key” particularly disturbing is that fact that it views these horrors through the perspective of its titular child. She’s played by ten-year-old Mélusine Mayance, who has already emerged as one of the most extraordinarily gifted actresses of her generation.

Blu-ray Rating: 3.5/5.0

In
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New this Week: ‘Hugo,’ ‘The Muppets’ and ‘Super 8 (DVD)’

Hitting movie theaters this weekend:

Arthur Christmas - James McAvoy, Jim Broadbent, Bill Nighy

Hugo - Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Lee

The Muppets - Amy Adams, Jason Segel, Chris Cooper

Movie of the Week

Hugo

The Stars: Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Lee

The Plot: Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.

The Buzz: Director Martin Scorsese is not known for his family films. Throughout his career Scorsese has stuck to churning out gritty/grisly street films, realistic & vibrant tales about the harshness of life, about the hard-nose battle of good versus evil, of right versus wrong (of moral relativity), and of psychoses versus neuroses. His films are fairly hardcore and as thus are very often hard-r. His latest offering in Hugo, looks to be an
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Sarah’s Key Revisited

I’m delighted to see that the Weinstein Company is re-releasing one of the year’s most overlooked films, Sarah’s Key, the moving adaptation of Tatiana De Rosnay’s international best-seller. It’s one of the year’s best films. Kristin Scott Thomas plays an American-born journalist who lives in France with her husband and daughter. While researching an article about the fate of French Jews during World War Two, she stumbles onto an incredible story involving a little girl named Sarah (played by newcomer Mélusine Mayance) who is separated from her family. An unexpected connection with Sarah turns Scott Thomas’ journalistic enterprise into a...

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Sarah’s Key Revisited

I’m delighted to see that the Weinstein Company is re-releasing one of the year’s most overlooked films, Sarah’s Key, the moving adaptation of Tatiana De Rosnay’s international best-seller. It’s one of the year’s best films. Kristin Scott Thomas plays an American-born journalist who lives in France with her husband and daughter. While researching an article about the fate of French Jews during World War Two, she stumbles onto an incredible story involving a little girl named Sarah (played by newcomer Mélusine Mayance) who is separated from her family. An unexpected connection with Sarah turns Scott Thomas’ journalistic enterprise into a personal odyssey.
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Sarah’s Key Revisited

I’m delighted to see that the Weinstein Company is re-releasing one of the year’s most overlooked films, Sarah’s Key, the moving adaptation of Tatiana De Rosnay’s international best-seller. It’s one of the year’s best films. Kristin Scott Thomas plays an American-born journalist who lives in France with her husband and daughter. While researching an article about the fate of French Jews during World War Two, she stumbles onto an incredible story involving a little girl named Sarah (played by newcomer Mélusine Mayance) who is separated from her family. An unexpected connection with Sarah turns Scott Thomas’ journalistic enterprise into a…
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Sarah's Key Getting Re-Released on November 4th

Sarah's Key Getting Re-Released on November 4th
The Weinstein Company President of Distribution, Erik Lomis, announced today that Sarah's Key will be re-released on November 4th on 300 screens across the Us. Sarah's Key opened in late July and has grossed over $7 million.

"Audiences responded to Sarah's Key for its great story, its emotional impact, and its historical importance; and the power of that word-of-mouth made it one of the most successful indie releases of the summer. We know there's an even bigger audience for the movie, and that's why we're re-releasing it now, in a wider pattern, and just in time for awards consideration," said Lomis.

Based on Tatiana De Rosnay's best-selling novel, Sarah's Key is the story of an American journalist living in Paris, Julia Jarmond (Kristin Scott Thomas), whose research for an article about the Vel' d'Hiv Roundup in 1942 in France ends up turning her own world upside down. Sarah's Key has been on
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New Release: Sarah’s Key DVD and Blu-ray

Release Date: Nov. 22, 2011

Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray $39.99

Studio: Anchor Bay

Kristin Scott Thomas stars in Sarah's Key.

Based on Tatiana de Rosnay’s bestselling novel,

the 2010 mystery-drama war film Sarah’s Key stars Oscar nominee Kristin Scott Thomas (The English Patient) and features a co-starring turn by Aidan Quinn (Handsome Harry).

The movie tells the story of Julia Jarmond (Thomas), an American journalist living in Paris with her French husband Bertrand (Frédéric Pierrot), who is assigned to cover the anniversary of France’s notorious 1942 Vel’ d’Hiv Roundup of Jews in World War II. Jarmond is stunned to discover that Bertrand’s family apartment was the scene of an unspeakable incident committed during the war and that his family has been concealing a disturbing secret. But there’s a young French girl, Sarah (Mélusine Mayance), who holds the key to unlock the devastating truth.

Directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner (Walled In) and acclaimed by the critics,
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This week's new films

Super 8 (12A)

(Jj Abrams, 2011, Us) Riley Griffiths, Joel Courtney, Elle Fanning, Kyle Chandler. 112 mins

With Steven Spielberg producing, neo-sci-fi superstar Jj Abrams harks back to the kid-friendly action fantasies of the 80s (Et, The Goonies) while adding a few modern monster-movie scares of his own. The two genres don't always sit well together, and the retro lens flare becomes wearing, but Super 8 has character and charm, especially in the three young leads, whose plans to make a super-8 zombie movie are scuppered by the arrival of a dangerous creature.

French Cancan (PG)

(Jean Renoir, 1954, Fr) Jean Gabin, Françoise Arnoul, Maria Félix. 104 mins

Digital restoration of Renoir's salute to the swinging, sensual Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec et al. Gabin stars as the ambitious entrepreneur whose plan to spice up his new nightclub, the Moulin Rouge, with dancing girls creates a new star, a new craze and a love triangle.

Knuckle (15)

(Ian Palmer,
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Sarah Palin Movie Plummets (Again), Dominic Cooper's The Devil's Double Opens Okay: Box Office

Dominic Cooper as either Uday Hussein or Latif Yahia in Lee Tamahori's The Devil's Double Steve Carell-Julianne Moore-Ryan Gosling-Emma Stone's Crazy, Stupid, Love Okay, Michael Bay-Shia Labeouf's Transformers 3 to Reach $1 Billion Worldwide: Box Office The Sarah Palin movie The Undefeated plummeted once again at the North American box office this weekend (July 29-31), according to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo. After losing 10 of its 14 theaters, The Undefeated collected a meager $5,200 over the weekend — down a horrific 79% — and a dismal $1,300 per venue. Last weekend, The Undefeated was down 62% despite a 40% rise in the number of theaters showing the film. Sarah Palin fans shouldn't despair. Next February, both the former U.S. vice-presidential candidate and The Undefeated movie should be up for Razzie Awards — handed out to the very worst cinematic mis-accomplishments of the year. Starring Mamma Mia!
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Film Review: ‘Sarah’s Key’ Unlocks the Ever-Present Past

Chicago – The old saying, “those who cannot remember the past is doomed to repeat it” applies succinctly in “Sarah’s Key,” a Holocaust film with a French twist. Kristin Scott Thomas plays an American journalist who uncovers the facts in a less-remembered incident that reverberates to now.

Rating: 3.5/5.0

This film is essentially about the incident itself and the aftermath. The event is a rock thrown into a pond, with the waves from the splash resonating over 60 years. This is the French side of the Nazi occupation, and their complicity in the round-up and extermination of the Jewish population in Paris. The characters may be fictional, but this horror story of the war cannot hide its abominable truth.

Julia Jarmond (Kristin Scott Thomas) is an hot-shot American journalist who has taken a job in Paris with an investigative magazine. While her husband Bertrand (Frédéric Pierrot) renovates an apartment he got in a family inheritance,
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Sarah’S Key Review

Mixing historical realities with a fictional modern discovery is a difficult combination to pull off. Writer/director Gilles Paquet-Brenner is helped along by thrilling source material that is based around a little known event in France's grim times under the occupation of Nazi control in the heat of World War II. Sarah's Key is bolstered by an engrossing turn by Kristen Scott Thomas and a swift kick of an ending that will leave audiences with sincere emotion. The film also keeps much of what made Tatiana de Rosnay's novel so alluring with the back and forth between the present and the past, and the result is pulled off with absolute confidence. Hit the jump for my full review. Julia Jarmond (Kristin Scott Thomas) is a modern day reporter for a French magazine who takes on the task of covering the upcoming anniversary of the Vel' d'Hiv Roundup, a dark period in France's history.
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