Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas

Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas Release Date: May 30, 2014

An epic drama set in 16th century France against a backdrop of feudalism in decline, Age Of Uprsing stars Mads Mikkelsen 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, the story was previously adapted for film in 1969 by Volker Schl√∂ndorff and served as the inspiration for E.L. Doctorow’s Ragtime.

This version, however, is dreadful, and will not please any who were fans of the previous works or the novella.

Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas Trailer

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Starring: Mads MikkelsenBruno GanzRoxane DuranAmira CasarLucas PrisorDavid KrossDenis LavantClément LerosierSergi LópezJean-Louis Coulloc'hFranck ContentiSwann ArlaudGuillaume DelaunayYves BoveDavid BennentRichard CapelleCyril ChamponPaul BartelClaude FunkiewiezNicolas CapelleNicolas OtonDelphine ChuillotSeth SobopkoChristian ChaussexBastien UghettoMélusine MayanceLaina CuguenJacques NolotDamien RigaudDoris Payne
Genres: DramaHistory
Directed By: Arnaud des Pallières
Runtime: 122 minutes