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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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David Leveaux

Writers:

Simon Burke (screenplay by), Alan Judd (based on the novel "The Kaiser's Last Kiss" by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Loïs Alessandra Loïs Alessandra ... Little Girl (as Loïs van Wijk)
Jai Courtney ... Capt. Stefan Brandt
Karin Leclercq Karin Leclercq ... Widow in Hotel
Anton Lesser ... General Falkenberg
Christopher Plummer ... Kaiser Wilhelm II
Aubeline Barbieux Aubeline Barbieux ... Beatrix
Janet McTeer ... Princess Hermine
Lily James ... Mieke de Jong
Stéphane Auberghen Stéphane Auberghen ... Frau Linnenkamp
Ben Daniels ... Col. Sigurd von Ilsemann
Martin Swabey Martin Swabey ... Mueller
Martin Savage Martin Savage ... Dirksen
Mark Dexter ... Dietrich
Kurt Standaert Kurt Standaert ... Schulz
Kris Cuppens Kris Cuppens ... Pastor Hendriks
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Storyline

Whiling away the hours in an isolated countryside estate near Nazi-occupied Utrecht, the abdicated German emperor, Kaiser Wilhelm II, is still considered an influential man, and above all, a desirable assassination target. As a result, to avert a possible attempt against the life of the silver-haired former monarch, the reluctant Wehrmacht Captain, Stefan Brandt, is put in charge of his security, as there are rumours that a stealthy spy is in their midst. However, against all odds, Stefan will commence a fervent clandestine affair with the mansion's cryptic Dutch handmaiden, Mieke de Jong, threatening to put in jeopardy an already dangerously volatile situation. Now, with the imminent arrival of the powerful Reichsführer, Heinrich Himmler, can Brandt protect both the Kaiser and the unexpected love of his life? Written by Nick Riganas

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It Takes Just One To Change The Code Of War See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 June 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Kaiser's Last Kiss See more »

Filming Locations:

Flanders, Belgium See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,351, 4 June 2017

Gross USA:

$708,973

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$834,572
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Upon arrival, Sigurd tells Captain Brandt to call the Kaiser and his wife "sir" and "madam", since the Treaty of Versailles prohibited otherwise. However, Brandt immediately calls him "Your Highness". This can be interpreted as WW2 Germans had utter contempt for the Treaty of Versailles and everything it represented. See more »

Goofs

Upon arriving at the Kaiser's residence, Himmler refers to the "National Socialist Democratic Workers' Party." The actual name is, "National Socialist German Workers' Party" or in the original German, "Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei." See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Widow in Hotel: I have to go.
[Stephan hands the woman her panties]
Capt. Stefan Brandt: Here. Can I see you again?
Widow in Hotel: One telegram from the War Ministry is enough.
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Du bist die Ruh
By Franz Schubert
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If You Enjoy WWII Movies, You'll Definitely Enjoy This!
19 August 2017 | by Brice719See all my reviews

Much like most of the people who will watch this movie, it caught my eye simply because of my obsession with films based around the war, and this time in history.

This film is not very historically accurate, so if that is important to you, you better stay away. HOWEVER if you do don't much care for historical accuracy, and you are looking for a Nazi War Film with superb acting, then this is DEFINITELY the film for you!

The Acting, wardrobe, and cinematography were all excellent in this movie!

(7/10) - The only reason i am giving this movie a 7/10 is because this movie is somewhat predicable, as is the case for most "Romantic Movies", but it is still an amazing story that i would recommend anyone to watch!


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