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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 »
4 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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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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A man and his furious fight for justice. See more »

Genres:

Drama | History

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Unrated | See all certifications »

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

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Version of Michael Kohlhaas (1937) See more »

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Le Bourguignon
performed by Les Witches
©2014 Alpha Productions
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admirable adaptation
20 June 2015 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

like a clock. precision, strange beauty, delicate mechanism. the acting, the landscape, the script. as pillars of an admirable work who remains the novel by Kleist but it has the gift to be more than an inspired adaptation. a film about justice and sin. and a splendid role for Mads Mikkelsen who gives to his character not only the traits of the novel but something special, powerful, entire convincing. the grace to use the nuances of Michael Kohlhaas, the wise manner to use the silences, the force of gestures, the beautiful measure who discover the essence of tragedy, the presence of Roxane Duran who reminds, in same measure, Elisabeth I and the young Elisabeth II, the performance of Melusine Mayance, the speech of Denis Levant who remains the perfect definition of the root of tragedy are the details who transforms an adaptation in useful support for reflection about great themes.


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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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Box Office

Gross USA:

$3,313

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$813,550
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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