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See the Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas in Offical Trailer and Photos

The ‘Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas’ has been unleashed in the film’s official trailer and photos. The historical drama, which was written and directed by Arnaud des Pallières, is set to be released on May 30 in theaters and On Demand.

The following synopsis for ‘Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas,’ which was nominated for six César Awards, including Best Actor for Mads Mikkelsen in the title role, has been released:

An arresting medieval epic starring Mads Mikkelsen (‘A Royal Affair,’ ‘Valhalla Rising,’ ‘Hannibal’), ‘Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas explores the high cost of vengeance. With the age of feudalism in decline, Europe rests at a tense crossroads between the old world and the new. Respected, well-to-do horse merchant Michael Kohlhaas is a loving husband and family man leading a peaceful existence, until a ruthless nobleman steals his horses, setting off a chain of irreversible events. Kohlhaas resorts to extremes after these crimes destroy his livelihood and trust in the law, igniting a rampage through the countryside in his quest for justice.

Adapted from Heinrich von Kleist’s 16th century novella, the story of Michael Kohlhaas is considered one of the first examples of modern literature. Filled with gorgeous widescreen cinematography, Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival and stands tall as a powerful cinematic adaptation of a classic of German romanticism.

For more information on ‘Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas,’ visit the drama’s official website. Watch the trailer for, and check out photos from, the film below.

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Mads Mikkelsen and Mélusine Mayance in Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas

Written by: Karen Benardello

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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