Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas

"A Robin Hood-style revenge tale." - Hollywood Reporter

Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas

Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas

About the Film

An arresting medieval epic starring Mads Mikkelsen (A ROYAL AFFAIR, VALHALLA RISING, Hannibal), Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas explores the high cost of vengeance.  With the age of feudalism in decline, Europe rests at a tense crossroads between the old world and the new.  Respected, well-to-do horse merchant Michael Kohlhaas is a loving husband and family man leading a peaceful existence, until a ruthless nobleman steals his horses, setting off a chain of irreversible events.  Kohlhaas resorts to extremes after these crimes destroy his livelihood and trust in the law, igniting a rampage through the countryside in his quest for justice.  

Adapted from Heinrich von Kleist's 16th century novella, the story of Michael Kohlhaas is considered one of the first examples of modern literature.  Filled with gorgeous widescreen cinematography, Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival and stands tall as a powerful cinematic adaptation of a classic of German romanticism.
Director: Arnaud des Pallières
Release Date: 05/30/14

Reactions

“4 Stars! A brilliantly-realized period revenge drama." - John Bleasdale, Cine-Vue

“The formidable Mads Mikkelsen holds the sword in this old-fashioned (beautifully photographed) Robin Hood-style revenge tale.  Excels in its gorgeous settings and impressive stunts.” - Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter

 “Handsomely made and beautifully photographed. Mikkelsen himself brings a note of proud and smouldering handsomeness to the role.” - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

“Mads Mikkelsen commands the screen.” - Moira Sullivan, Examiner.com

“Striking photography... tersely-executed action.” - Jonathan Romney, Screen Daily


Awards & Festivals

  • Nominated for six César Awards, including Best Actor for Mads Mikkelsen

Cast & Crew

Cast

Michael Kohlhaas: Mads Mikkelsen
Lisbeth: Mélusine Mayance
Judith: Delphine Chuillot
Clergyman: David Kross
Governor: Bruno Ganz
Theologian: Denis Lavant
Princess: Roxane Duran
Jérémie: Paul Bartel
César: David Bennet
Baron: Swann Arlaud
One-armed man: Sergi Lopez
Abbess: Amira Casar
Lawyer: Jacques Nolot
Manager: Christian Chaussex
Twins: Richard & Nicolas Capelle
Giant:  Guillaume Delaunay

Crew

Director: Arnaud des Pallières
Writers: Arnaud des Pallières & Christelle Berthevas (screenplay), Heinrich von Kleist (novella)
Producers: Gunnar Dedio, Martina Haubrich, Serge Lalou
Cinematography: Adrien Debackere & Jeanne Lapoirie
Editing: Sandie Bompar & Arnaud des Pallières  
Casting: Sarah Teper
Original Music: Martin Wheeler, The Witches

Technical Info


Release Date: 05/30/14
Countries of Production: France
Running Time: 2h 2m
Screen Ratio: 2.35:1

Theaters

Montreal
Canada/Quebec
5/9/14
New York
New York
5/30/14
Beverly Hills
California
5/30/14
Pasadena
California
5/30/14
Miami
Florida
5/30/14
Phoenix
Arizona
5/30/14
Chicago
Illinois
6/6/14
Lake Worth
Florida
6/20/14

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Awards & Festivals

  • Nominated for six César Awards, including Best Actor for Mads Mikkelsen

Reactions

“4 Stars! A brilliantly-realized period revenge drama." - John Bleasdale, Cine-Vue

“The formidable Mads Mikkelsen holds the sword in this old-fashioned (beautifully photographed) Robin Hood-style revenge tale.  Excels in its gorgeous settings and impressive stunts.” - Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter

 “Handsomely made and beautifully photographed. Mikkelsen himself brings a note of proud and smouldering handsomeness to the role.” - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

“Mads Mikkelsen commands the screen.” - Moira Sullivan, Examiner.com

“Striking photography... tersely-executed action.” - Jonathan Romney, Screen Daily


Detailed Film Info

An arresting medieval epic starring Mads Mikkelsen (A ROYAL AFFAIR, VALHALLA RISING, Hannibal), Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas explores the high cost of vengeance.  With the age of feudalism in decline, Europe rests at a tense crossroads between the old world and the new.  Respected, well-to-do horse merchant Michael Kohlhaas is a loving husband and family man leading a peaceful existence, until a ruthless nobleman steals his horses, setting off a chain of irreversible events.  Kohlhaas resorts to extremes after these crimes destroy his livelihood and trust in the law, igniting a rampage through the countryside in his quest for justice.  

Adapted from Heinrich von Kleist's 16th century novella, the story of Michael Kohlhaas is considered one of the first examples of modern literature.  Filled with gorgeous widescreen cinematography, Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival and stands tall as a powerful cinematic adaptation of a classic of German romanticism.

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