Music Box Films released the trailer for Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas, a French-German drama film directed by Arnaud des Pallières.

Based on Heinrich von Kleist’s novella Michael Kohlhaas, which again is based on the story of Hans Kohlhase.

It stars Mads Mikkelsen, Bruno Ganz, Denis Lavant, and Melusine Mayance.

“An arresting medieval epic starring Mads Mikkelsen, The film 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.”

Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas will release on May 30, 2014.


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