• Michael Kohlhaas (2014)

Michael Kohlhaas

Release Date: May 30th, 2014

DVD Release Date: August 26th, 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: Mads Mikkelsen, Swann Arlaud, Paul Bartel, Mélusine Mayance, Delphine Chuillot, David Kross, Bruno Ganz, Denis Lavant

Director: Arnaud Des Pallières

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Filmförderungsanstalt, Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, arte France Cinéma, K'Ien Productions, Les Films d'Ici, Hérodiade, Arte, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Looks Filmproduktionen

Keywords: Rivalry, France, Emotional, Small town, Gritty, Revenge

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Chris KlimekThe Dissolve

    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

  • 63
    Chuck BowenSlant Magazine

    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

  • 40
    Jordan MintzerThe Hollywood Reporter

    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

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