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Michael Kohlhaas

Michael Kohlhaas

Release in 2013

Running Time : 122′

Co-produced with Les Films d’Ici, Looks Filmproduktionen, ARTE France Cinéma, ZDF/Arte, Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, Hérodiade

Distributed by Arte, Canal+, Ciné+

Directed by Arnaud des Pallières
Written by Arnaud des Pallières and Christelle Berthevas
Based on the Heinrich von Kleist’s novel

Mads Mikkelsen, Bruno Ganz, Denis Lavant, Mélusine Mayance, David Kross, David Bennent, Paul Bartel, Roxane Duran, Delphine Chuillot, Jacques Nolot, Swann Arlaud and with the participation of Sergi Lopez, Amira Casar


In the sixteenth century, somewhere in the Cevennes, Michael Kohlhaas, a prosperous horse merchant, leads a comfortable and happy family life. Victim of an injustice, this righteous and honest man raises an army and plunders cities to restore his right.



Prix et festivals

César Laureate 2014 – Best Original Music for Martin Wheeler
César Laureate 2014 – Best sound for Jean-Pierre Duret, Jean Mallet & Mélissa Petitjean
Grand Prize at the French Film Festiva – Athens 2014
Golden Iris Award
Cinelab Award
Cineuropa Award
Rtbf Tv Prize
Brussels Film Festival 2013
La Grenouille Award For Best French Language Film 2013

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