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

Michael Kohlhaas (original title)
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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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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Drama | History

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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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 - Der Rebell (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Drive The Cold Winter Away / The Beggar Boy
(Anonyme XVIIe, ed. John Playford)
Performed by Les Witches, Arranged by Pascale Bouquet
©2014 Alpha Productions
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Powerful, emotional, and thought provoking!
16 February 2014 | by dherman001See all my reviews

It draws you in with its minimalist dialogue. A tangibly believable story. I found myself contemplating(still doing it actually) the main characters dilemma as if it were happening to me. It would be tempting for Hollywood to romanticize this story but thankfully the creators of this film did not. I felt for him and his daughter in a profound manner, with my heart and emotions racing throughout, but particularly at the end. Like other great films, this one lets the story tell the tale, rather than excessive dialogue. The cinematography, locations, and soundtrack work perfectly. I want more films like this. Stories about real life are far more captivating than Hollywood garbage. Kudos to the creators and actors!


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