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Michael Kohlhaas

Duration
1 hr 56 min
Not recommended for under 10 years.

When Michael a horse dealer is wronged by a local land lord, he decides to raise an army of peasants to take back what is rightfully his in this 16th century film.

In 16th century Cévennes, horse dealer Michael Kohlhaas leads a happy and prosperous life with his family. But when a lord treats him unjustly, the religious, honourable man raises an army of angry peasants and vagabonds and sets out to have his rights restored.

Directed by: Arnaud des Pallières (France, 2013)
Cast: Mads Mikkelsen (Michael Kohlhaas), David Bennent (César), Mélusine Mayance (Lisbeth), Roxane Duran (the princess), Delphine Chuillot (Judith), Bruno Ganz (the governor), Swann Arlaud (the baron), Sergi Lopez (the one-armed peasant), Amira Casar (the abbess)), Denis Lavant (the theologian)
Genre: biopic
Awards: Official selection (Cannes, 2013)
Parental guidance: TV-PG