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Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas (2013)

Michael Kohlhaas (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, History | 14 August 2013 (France)
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In the 16th century in the Cévennes, a horse dealer by the name of Michael Kohlhaas leads a happy family life. When a lord treats him unjustly, he raises an army and puts the country to fire and sword in order to have his rights restored.

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Christelle Berthevas (screenplay), Arnaud des Pallières (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mads Mikkelsen ... Michael Kohlhaas
Mélusine Mayance ... Lisbeth
Delphine Chuillot Delphine Chuillot ... Judith
David Kross ... The Preacher
Bruno Ganz ... The Governor
Denis Lavant ... The Theologist
Roxane Duran ... The Princess
Paul Bartel Paul Bartel ... Jérémie
David Bennent ... César
Swann Arlaud ... The Baron
Sergi López ... The Armless
Amira Casar ... The Abbess
Jacques Nolot ... The Lawyer
Christian Chaussex Christian Chaussex ... The Manager
Nicolas Capelle Nicolas Capelle ... Twin
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In the 16th century in the Cévennes, a horse dealer by the name of Michael Kohlhaas leads a happy family life. When a lord treats him unjustly, he raises an army and puts the country to fire and sword in order to have his rights restored.

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Genres:

Drama | History

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Country:

France | Germany

Language:

French | German | Occitan

Release Date:

14 August 2013 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The movie was filmed in the Cévennes and the Vercors Massif in southern France, but the story plays in Brandenburg Prussia. See more »

Connections

Version of Michael Kohlhaas (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Elslein, Liebes Elslein
Written by Ludwig Senfl
Performed by Les Witches, Arranged by Pascale Bouquet
musiques additionelles interprétées par Les Witches extrait de l'album "Nobody's Jig"
avec l'aimable autorisation d'Alpha Productions
©2014 Alpha Productions
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Slow Burner
14 June 2014 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Some people might not feel comfortable with this film, which is not surprising. It does move with a very slow pace and it is a movie about values. The question is, do you want a movie that might feel like a lecture to you? It isn't of course, but I would understand if some viewers would feel like that.

Mads is playing as strong as ever and the character is complicated, but has a strong sense of righteousness. Something that has been the downfall for many people. And standing up for yourself or others is not that easy. It's easier to just back down and take it, than to stand up and fight. But is it worth it? There are quite a few questions that you might ask yourself after watching this movie, because it does not answer everything for you ...


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