Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas
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Director Arnaud des PallieresYear 2014Genre(s) Action, Adventure
Michael Kohlhaas is a horse dealer living a simple but idyllic life with his beautiful wife, children and their quaint home. He buys some carefully selected horses to take home from a nearby town but on the way he is stopped by a greedy local baron who removes several of his horses apparently unlawfully. When Kohlhaas protests his rights, he discovers that his beloved wife has been ruthlessly killed and so he decides, with his whole world crashing down around him, to embark on a fearless voyage of vengeance. While attempting to gather an army to destroy the monsters who ruined his life, he is confronted by his own religious beliefs which tell him he must forgive his enemies. However, is seems Kohlhaas is willing to face the fiery depths of hell for what those enemies have taken from him.
'Age of Uprising: The Legend Of Michael Kohlhaas' is an adventure epic based on the novella entitled simply 'Michael Kohlhaas' by Heinrich von Kleist which in turn is based on the historic story of 16th century German merchant Hans Kohlhase. It has been directed by Arnaud des Pallières ('Drancy Avenir', 'Adieu', 'Parc') and co-written by Christelle Berthevas in her filmmaking debut, and it won the Golden Iris prize at the Brussels European Film Festival while even being nominated for the Palme d'Or award at Cannes. The film hits theatres on May 30th 2014.
Starring: Mads Mikkelsen, Melusine Mayance, Delphine Chuillot, David Kross, Bruno Ganz, Denis Lavant, Roxane Duran, Paul Bartel, David Bennent, Swann Arlaud, Sergi Lopez, Amira Casar, Jacques Nolot