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The Exception

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A riveting World War II thriller that is 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 Huis Doorn, a secluded mansion just outside of Utretcht 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 and passionate romance with Mieke (Lily James), one of the Kaiser's maids whom Brandt soon discovers is secretly Jewish. When Heinrich Himmler (Eddie Marsan), Head of the SS, makes an unexpected visit 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.


Anton Lesser
Aubeline Barbieux
Ben Daniels
Christopher Plummer
Daisy Boulton
Eddie Marsan
Frederik Lebeer
Jai Courtney
Janet Mcteer
Kris Cuppens
Lily James
Loïs Van Wijk
Lucas Tavernier
Mark Dexter
Martin Savage
Martin Swabey
Stéphane Auberghen
Stéphanie Van Vyve
Tom De Vreese
Verona Verbakel



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