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

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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 »

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Version of Michael Kohlhaas (1937) See more »

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German atmosphere in the French language
10 February 2014 | by BeneCumbSee all my reviews

French films dealing with medieval events tend to be romantic, adventurous and beautiful, with colourful costumes, picturesque landscapes and magnificent dwellings. The story around Michael Kohlhaas is originally German, so is the book, that is why it is difficult to comprehend why the French became interested in this. The result is a joint French-German drama (well, I even recognised some German actors in small roles) where the French language is aggravating rather than supplementing - at least for me. The run is slow, the environment is ugly, there are a few twists, thus I started to focus on acting very soon. Of course, Mads Mikkelsen (a Dane!) is great as usual, and as far I understood, his French was very good (true, he is often employed in foreign films, I have seen him speaking Swedish, English, German as well throughout the film). Other performances seemed a bit arid to me - apparently due to the characters - and, all in all, the film in question caused ambivalent feelings; there was a lot of inner profundity, but the course of events seemed perfunctory. But fans of Mikkelsen will not be disappointed as there are a few scenes without his presence only.


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