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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 overview, first billed only:
Mads Mikkelsen ... Michael Kohlhaas
Mélusine Mayance ... Lisbeth
Delphine Chuillot ... Judith
David Kross ... The Preacher
Bruno Ganz ... The Governor
Denis Lavant ... The Theologist
Roxane Duran ... The Princess
Paul Bartel ... Jérémie
David Bennent ... César
Swann Arlaud ... The Baron
Sergi López ... The Armless
Amira Casar ... The Abbess
Jacques Nolot ... The Lawyer
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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How far would you go to get what you feel is right? See more »

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Drama | History

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Unrated | See all certifications »

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This story had already been told as a western called Jack Bull, in 1999, starring John Cusack. See more »

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Version of Michael Kohlhaas (1937) See more »

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Weighing From Land
(Traditionnel écossais) by Mickaël Cozien
©2014 Alpha Productions
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Pointless
25 February 2014 | by lotsoflaughsSee all my reviews

I gave this a 5 mostly for technique because that is the strongest point of the film. The film is an encyclopedic article as filmed by an art-house director- at least that was my impression. While the characters had legitimate, sympathetic motivations, and there were a couple of interesting discussions, there was no theme, no thrust, no spirit or spin. The ending is a fizzling out. Mads Mikkelsen, as always, can make anything seem profound, even though he only gets a line per twenty minutes of horse visuals- on the other hand, the horses were beautiful! Lol.

My rec: watch this if you really have time to waste, I've certainly seen worse, but don't believe the title, "age of uprising." That implies action. This is a quiet classic or art-house-style flick.


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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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Gross USA:

$3,313

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$813,550
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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