Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas Poster

Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas

Release Date: May 30th, 2014

Not Yet Rated|2 hr. 2 min.

Plot Summary
In 16th-century France, a horse trader (Mads Mikkelsen) raises a peasant army and goes to war to exact vengeance on an unjust lord.

Cast: , , , , , , ,


Genres: Drama

Distributor: Music Box

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  • An old-fashioned, Robin Hood-style revenge tale that favors self-serious storytelling over action and suspense, Arnaud des Pallieres’ Michael Kohlhaas provides a few quick thrills and some beautifully photographed landscapes, but never really convinces as an intellectual’s swords-and-horses period piece. show more

  • Greatly cognizant of the revenge genre's penchant for hypocritical demagoguery, director Arnaud des Pallières unsettles the audience's usual feelings of vicarious blood lust. show more

  • With his thin-lipped, narrow-eyed, disquietingly symmetrical face, Mikkelsen is nearly as good a prop as he is an actor. That impassive but selectively expressive mug is what makes Age Of Uprising’s climax shocking and memorable, but not at all in the way viewers will be conditioned to expect. show more

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