Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas

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Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas

Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas

About the Film

An epic drama set in 16th century France against a backdrop of feudalism in decline, Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas stars Mads Mikkelsen (A ROYAL AFFAIR, VALHALLA RISING, Hannibal) as a well-to-do horse merchant who resorts to fanatical and violent extremes to obtain justice after a nobleman openly and illegally humiliates him by stealing two of his horses.  Adapted from Heinrich von Kleist's novella, a classic of German Romanticism, MICHAEL KOHLHAAS was previously adapted for film in 1969 by Volker Schlöndorff and served as the inspiration for E.L. Doctorow's Ragtime.

Featuring gorgeous widescreen cinematography, Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas had its world premiere in competition at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.


Director: Arnaud des Pallières
Release Date: 05/30/14

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

Production Year: 2013
Release Date: 05/30/14
Countries of Production: France
Running Time: 2h 2m

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Awards & Festivals

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

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