R  |  1 hour 47 minutes • Archived

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A riveting World War II thriller 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 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 romance with Mieke (Lily James), one of the Kaiser’s maids, who is secretly Jewish. When Heinrich Himmler (Eddie Marsan), Head of the SS, arrives 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.

Directed By

David Leveaux

Written By

Simon Burke


Christopher Plummer, Jai Courtney, Lily James, Janet McTeer

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