Michael Kohlhaas

Michael Kohlhaas

after a novella of Heinrich von Kleist

Mads Mikkelsen as Michael Kohlhaas and Bruno Ganz as Governor

World premiere date: May 24, 2013, Official Competition - Festival de Cannes 2013 German release date: September 12th, 2013 In the 16th century, a horse dealer by the name of Michael Kohlhaas leads a happy and prosperous family life. When a lord treats him unjustly, this pious, upstanding man raises an army and puts the country to fire and sword in order to have his rights restored.