Mads Mikkelsen (HANNIBAL, VALHALLA RISING,) stars as a respected horse merchant who resorts to violent extremes in his quest for justice after being cruelly cheated by a jealous baron in this epic medieval revenge saga.

Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas

Action & Adventure | Drama | Foreign | 2014


Mads Mikkelsen, Melusine Mayance, Bruno Ganz


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 horse merchant who resorts to 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.


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