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      The Exception

      2016, History/Drama, 1h 47m

      63 Reviews 2,500+ Ratings

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      The Exception (The Kaiser's Last Kiss) elegantly blends well-dressed period romance and war drama into a solidly crafted story further elevated by Christopher Plummer's excellent work and the efforts of a talented supporting cast. Read critic reviews

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      Movie Info

      German soldier Stefan Brandt goes on a mission to investigate exiled German Monarch Kaiser Wilhelm II. The Kaiser lives in a secluded mansion 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, one of the Kaiser's maids.

      • Rating: R (Graphic Nudity|Brief Violence|Language|Sexuality)

      • Genre: History, Drama, War, Romance

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: David Leveaux

      • Producer: Lou Pitt, Judy Tossell

      • Writer: Simon Burke

      • Release Date (Theaters):  limited

      • Release Date (Streaming):

      • Box Office (Gross USA): $708.0K

      • Runtime:

      • Distributor: A24

      • Production Co: Ostar Productions

      Cast & Crew

      Lily James
      Jai Courtney
      Christopher Plummer
      Eddie Marsan
      Ben Daniels
      Janet McTeer
      Simon Burke
      Lou Pitt
      Christian Angermayer
      Claudia Bluemhuber
      Phil Geier
      Bill Haber
      Roman Osin
      Nicolas Gaster

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      • Dec 08, 2017

        Mismarketed as a spy thriller, The Exception is nothing more than a romance movie, a romance that has certain obstacles to be sure, but most any romance put to screen does. The Exception is well acted, (which may come as a surprise to some people when it comes to Jai Courtney) but oddly made. There are certain presentation choices that seemed very bizarre to me, but not dealbreakingly so.

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      • Aug 09, 2017

        "The Exception" lives up to its name: it is exceptional. The acting, costumes, sets and story are all very fine. A quality film doesn't have to have a big budget to be great.

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