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Age of Uprising: Legend of Michael Kohlhaas

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Overview

An arresting medieval epic starring Mads Mikkelsen (A Royal Affair, Vahalla RIsing, TV Series 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.

Reactions, Awards & Festivals

“Four 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.CO

“Striking photography... tersely-executed action.”

JONATHAN ROMNEY

SCREEN DAILY

Nominated for Six César Awards, including Best Actor for Mads Mikkelsen

Cast & Crew
  • 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
  • Director : Arnaud des Pallières
  • Screenplay : Arnaud des Pallières & Christelle Berthevas (screenplay), Heinrich von Kleist (novella)
  • Producers : Gunnar Dedio, Martina Haubrich, Serge Lalou
  • Cinematography : Adrien Debackere & Jeanne Lapoirie
  • Editor : Sandie Bompar & Arnaud des Pallières
  • Casting : Sarah Teper
  • Music : Martin Wheeler, The Witches
Technical Info
  • Production Year : 2013
  • Release Date : 05/30/2014
  • Countries of Production : France
  • Languages : French
  • Running Time : 122 Minutes
  • Screen Ratio : 2:35:1
  • Sound : Dolby Digital
  • Color : Color
  • Rating : Not Rated
Theatrical Engagements
Theater Name
City
State
Date
New York
NY
05/30/2014
Beverly Hills
CA
05/30/2014
Pasadena
CA
05/30/2014
Miami
FL
05/30/2014
Chicago
IL
06/06/2014
Lake Worth
FL
06/20/2014
DVD/Blu-Ray Special Features

Interview with Mads Mikkelsen

Interview with Arnaud Des Palliers

Deleted Scenes

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