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MKBlurayMusic Box Films has detailed the Blu-ray release of director Arnaud des Pallières’s Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas, starring Mads Mikkelsen, Bruno Ganz, Denis Lavant, Sergi Lopez, Mélusine Mayance and Delphine Chuillot. The film arrives on Blu-ray on August 26th.

Set in 16th century France during an era of major cultural and social shifts, Age of Uprising tells the true story of an unassuming man who becomes a hero of the people. The biopic is directed by Arnaud des Pallières and adapted from German author Heinrich von Kleist’s classic novella, which remains an iconic piece of German literature.

When humble horse trader Michael Kohlhaas (Mikkelsen) is robbed of his livelihood and family, he is left with nothing to lose and takes the law into his own hands. Fueled by his own raging fury and determination for justice, Kohlhaas launches an extremely bloody rebellion against the greedy Lord in Southern France and he will not rest – no matter the cost.

The film had its worldwide premiere at the 2013 Cannes International Film Festival where it was nominated for the prestigious Palme d’Or award before its theatrical rollout across Europe. In France, the film proved to be a commercial success, earning nominations for six César Awards, including Best Actor and Best Cinematography for the sumptuous work of Jeanne Lapoirie and won two César Awards for Best Original Music and Best Sound.

The Blu-ray release of Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas is presented in 1080p with French, German and Occitan language tracks and English subtitles. Special features include:

  • Interview with Mads Mikkelsen
  • Interview with Arnaud Des Pallieres
  • Deleted Scenes
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