Watch Mads Mikkelsen in the AGE OF UPRISING: THE LEGEND OF MICHAEL KOHLHAAS Trailer and Images

     May 5, 2014


Many might recognize Mads Mikkelsen from his superb work on the sublime NBC series, Hannibal, but the veteran Dane has quite the list of feature film work to his credit as well.  One of his latest works is writer-director Arnaud des Pallières’ Age of Uprising: The legend of Michael Kohlhaas, an adaptation of German author Heinrich von Kleist’s novella based on the 16th-century vigilante Hans Kohlhase.  While none of the above names are likely to strike a chord with the American public at large, the themes that drive Age of Uprising should, since they center on the title character who is wronged by the ruling class, and then sets out in search of justice.  The first look at the film in the new Age of Uprising trailer draws comparisons to Robin Hood and Braveheart, while showing (for many) a whole new side to Mikkelsen.

Hit the jump to watch the Age of Uprising trailer, and be sure to check out the film in theaters and OnDemand starting May 30th.

Watch the Age of Uprising trailer below, followed by the film’s synopsis and new images:


An arresting medieval epic starring Mads Mikkelsen (A ROYAL AFFAIR, VALHALLA RISING, Hannibal), AGE OF UPRISING: THE LEGEND OF MICHAEL KOHLHAAS 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.

Adapted from Heinrich von Kleist’s 16th century novella, the story of Michael Kohlhaas is considered one of the first examples of modern literature.  Filled with gorgeous widescreen cinematography, AGE OF UPRISING: THE LEGEND OF MICHAEL KOHLHAAS had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival and stands tall as a powerful cinematic adaptation of a classic of German romanticism.

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  • MJ


    • BigJimSlade

      What’s “recycled Silence of the Lambs TV crap”?

      Hannibal is currently one of the best (if you can handle the gore) shows on any screen…

      • MITIOR

        That’s his loss. :/

      • Pearl Carry

        my Aunty Grace got a nearly new blue Kia by
        working part time from the internet. look at this now F­i­s­c­a­l­P­o­s­t­.­ℂ­o­m

      • 97point6

        Absolutely. Still can’t believe this is from a network and not a cable offering.

    • 97point6

      Apparently, MJ, is trying to tell us this is a period piece. Well done!

  • MJ


  • Koroko

    That voice over absolutely killed this trailer.

    Stopped watching 20 seconds in. Atrocious.

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  • tarek

    The movie is so slow you want to kill yourself. I couldn’t get through it.

    • MJ

      How would you know — it’s not out until May 30th. LOL — busted!!!

      • tarek

        I was talking about the movie MICHAEL KOHLHAAS. The trailer is from MICHAEL KOHLHAAS. this is a 2013 movie

      • MJ

        Hmm, it specifically says the movie will be out in release on 30 May this year???

      • Matt Goldberg

        It’s already come out in other countries. I saw it at the Riviera Maya Film Festival. Tarek’s right. It’s not good. It’s not “kill yourself”-bad, but it’s painfully slow and doesn’t end up anywhere particularly interesting.

      • MJ

        Ah, OK, thanks Matt.

  • Colin Christian

    Mads is awesome,love him in Valhalla Rising! He would make a great Dr. Strange….

  • Jerry John James Jack Jesus

    A word of warning, this already played in Australia and it is really boring, choppy story, things happen with poor reasoning or just randomly. I think its only getting any traction because of Madds…. he’s great in some stuff but he has a fair few stinkers too people.

  • Amnesia

    Wow. He has uncanny resemblance to the Rock.

  • GrimReaper07

    Movie is probably great, but that is one of the worst trailers I’ve ever seen in my life.

  • The Flobbit

    Mads Mikkelsen is such a badass, incredible, versatile actor. I will watch ANYTHING he is in.

  • Raptor Jesus

    Well, I saw the trailer so I know how it ends. Most likely.