Michael Kohlhaas
Clay TheatreFri, Nov 8, 2013 9:30 PM Not Available
Fall Season Festival
Fall Season Festival:French Cinema Now
Film Info
Year of Prod:2013
Running Time:122
Original Language:French and German
dir:Arnaud des Pallières
scr:Christelle Berthevas
Arnaud des Pallières
cam:Adrien Debackere
Jeanne Lapoirie
Arnaud des Pallières’ austere and visually splendid medieval-era drama tells the story of Michael Kohlhaas (Mads Mikkelsen), a horse trader who is one day forced by a ruthless Baron to give over two of his prize steeds. When the nobleman’s subsequent mistreatment of the horses is revealed, Kohlhaas demands justice. But when a nobility-favoring court rules against him, and the Baron and his henchmen commit other hideous acts, Kohlhaas turns to the sword and crossbow for his revenge. Though the themes and moral conflicts will be familiar to Game of Thrones fans, the remarkable style recalls Bresson’s Lancelot du Lac.