An epic drama set in 16th century France against a backdrop of feudalism in decline, AGE OF UPRISING: THE LEGEND 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.
Certificate: 15 Distributor: Artificial Eye
Dir. Arnaud des Pallières, France | Germany, 2013, 122 min, French | German | Occitan
Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Mélusine Mayance, Delphine Chuillot