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.
Featuring gorgeous widescreen cinematography, MICHAEL KOHLHAAS had its world premiere in competition at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.
Arnaud des Palliéres
Mads Mikkelsen, Mélusine Mayance, Delphine Chuillot, Denis Lavant