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Whiling away the hours in an isolated countryside estate near Nazi-occupied Utrecht, the abdicated German emperor, Kaiser Wilhelm II, is still considered an influential man, and above all, a desirable assassination target. As a result, to avert a possible attempt against the life of the silver-haired former monarch, the reluctant Wehrmacht Captain, Stefan Brandt, is put in charge of his security, as there are rumours that a stealthy spy is in their midst. However, against all odds, Stefan will commence a fervent clandestine affair with the mansion's cryptic Dutch handmaiden, Mieke de Jong, threatening to put in jeopardy an already dangerously volatile situation. Now, with the imminent arrival of the powerful Reichsführer, Heinrich Himmler, can Brandt protect both the Kaiser and the unexpected love of his life?Written by
Sigurd tells Stefan simply that "the Kaiser has a withered arm" but provided no details. When the Kaiser was born, he was a breach baby with his left arm wrapped behind his head. The nerves to his left arm were permanently damaged during his birth and it never properly developed. By adulthood, his left arm was six inches shorter than his right and his left hand withered and substantially smaller than the the right. The Kaiser would try to conceal this by holding a pair of gloves in his left hand to make his left arm appear longer. See more »
Col. von Ilsemann says of the Kaiser, 'at the age of four he bit the Duke of Edinburgh in the leg'. In 1863, when Kaiser Wilhelm II was four, there was no Duke of Edinburgh. King George III of England ceased to be Duke of Edinburgh on acceding to the throne in 1760 and the title was not created again until 1866, for Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Alfred. See more »
This German Axis/Allies love story is above and beyond better than Suite Francaise (2014) where Matthias Schoenaerts was such a bore in that movie. The Exception is in league with the heartbreaking Le Silence de la Mer (2004).
When I found out that Jai Courtney was cast as Brandt I was so against it since I found Jai bland/miscast in his previous films, excluding Suicide Squad where his Captain Boomerang's entertaining in that. But Jai won me over with his Captain Brandt and he shares a nice chemistry with Lily James. I loved their eventual love story. Plummer and McTeer were good in this too and shared a nice/sweet moment towards the end that had me teary-eyed.
Overall I enjoyed this movie; it had me glued in from the 2nd act until the end.
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