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The Exception (2016)

R | | Drama, Romance, War | 2 June 2017 (USA)
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A German soldier tries to determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland during the onset of World War II, but falls for a young Jewish Dutch woman during his investigation.

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(screenplay by), (based on the novel "The Kaiser's Last Kiss" by)
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Loïs van Wijk ...
Little Girl
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Karin Leclercq ...
Widow in Hotel
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General Falkenberg
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Aubeline Barbieux ...
Beatrix
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Princess Hermine
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Stéphane Auberghen ...
Frau Linnenkamp
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Mueller
Martin Savage ...
Dirksen
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Dietrich
Kurt Standaert ...
Schulz
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Pastor Hendriks
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A German soldier tries to determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland during the onset of World War II, but falls for a young Jewish Dutch woman during his investigation.

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One duty. One desire. One decision.

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Drama | Romance | War

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Rated R for sexuality, graphic nudity, language and brief violence | See all certifications »

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The Kaiser's Last Kiss  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$21,351, 2 June 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$606,989, 14 July 2017
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This film contains the first nude scene for Lily James. See more »

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Wilhelm states the Tsar and his family were killed in a mine when in fact they were executed in a basement room and the bodies dumped in a mine which was not known at the time. See more »

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Kaiser Wilhelm II: I'm ashamed to say that before and after my first marriage I, myself, fathered at least two illegitimate children: one with an Austrian countess, another with a French prostitute who was known in court circles as Madame L'Amour. Both of them, incidentally, blackmailed me for huge sums of money, the Countess and the prostitute. I expected better of the prostitute.
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Extraordinary Christopher
26 June 2017 | by See all my reviews

The film is a typical euro meager budget co-production with a nice little plot and the substance of an eclair, but the delight here is viewing Christopher Plummer showcasing his pure love of acting. He has reached legendary dimensions in his ability and he joyously devours each part he gets these days regardless of the material. He has become in many ways someone he played: John Barrymore. Same love of tricks and hypnotic magnetism. But what a joy to behold. If you want a master class in the study of a near 90 year old acting magician see this!


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