The Exception
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Film Info
Program:New Releases
Tags:Historical Drama
War
Romance
Thriller
Adaptation
Release Year:2016
Runtime:107 min
Country:UK
Language:English
Print Source:A24
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ld4eE2HU-ig
Cast/Crew
Director:David Leveaux
Producer:Judy Tossell
Lou Pitt
Screenwriter:Simon Burke
Alan Judd (Based on the book by)
Editor:Nicolas Gaster
Composer:Ilan Eshkeri
Principal Cast:Lily James
Christopher Plummer
Jai Courtney
Janet McTeer
Description

A riveting World War II thriller that is filled with espionage and romance in equal measure, The Exception follows German soldier Stefan Brandt (Jai Courtney) as he goes on a mission to investigate exiled German Monarch Kaiser Wilhelm II (Christopher Plummer). The Kaiser lives in Huis Doorn, a secluded mansion just outside of Utretcht in the Netherlands, and as Germany is taking over Holland, the country’s authorities are concerned that Dutch spies may be watching the Kaiser. As Brandt begins to infiltrate the Kaiser’s life in search of clues, he finds himself drawn into an unexpected and passionate romance with Mieke (Lily James), one of the Kaiser’s maids whom Brandt soon discovers is secretly Jewish.

When Heinrich Himmler (Eddie Marsan), Head of the SS, makes an unexpected visit with a large platoon of Nazis in tow, the stage is set for a breathtaking showdown, as secrets are revealed, allegiances are tested, and Brandt is forced to make the ultimate choice between honoring his country and following his heart.


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