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). read more
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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 a secluded mansion 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, decides to come for 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.

Original Release

05/30/2017

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Cast

Lily James Mieke de Jong
Jai Courtney Capt. Stefan Brandt
Eddie Marsan Heinrich Himmler
Christopher Plummer Kaiser Wilhelm II
Janet McTeer Princess Hermine Reuss of Greiz
Ben Daniels Col. Sigurd von Ilsemann
Stéphane Auberghen Frau Linnenkamp
Aubeline Barbieux Beatrix
Daisy Boulton British Secretary
Mark Dexter Dietrich
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

David Leveaux

Writers

Simon Burke, Alan Judd

Creators

Simon Burke, Alan Judd

Cast

Lily James Mieke de Jong
Jai Courtney Capt. Stefan Brandt
Eddie Marsan Heinrich Himmler
Christopher Plummer Kaiser Wilhelm II
Janet McTeer Princess Hermine Reuss of Greiz
Ben Daniels Col. Sigurd von Ilsemann
Stéphane Auberghen Frau Linnenkamp
Aubeline Barbieux Beatrix
Daisy Boulton British Secretary
Mark Dexter Dietrich
Alain Van Goethem Wehrmacht
Raoul Albonetti Müller
Daan Aufenacker Officer (uncredited)
Dean Constantin Wehrmacht
Dimitri De Smet Brandt Wehrmacht Soldier
Sebastiaan Ham Brandt Wehrmacht Soldier
Luc Krijgsman Brandt Wehrmacht Soldier
Tom Magnus Lieutenant Commander (uncredited)
Sjoerd Schaap Brandt Wehrmacht Soldier
Jan Smekens SS Guard (uncredited)

Producers

Christian Angermayer Executive Producer
Claudia Bluemhuber Executive Producer
Phil Geier Executive Producer
Bill Haber Executive Producer
Klemens Hallmann Executive Producer
Ian Hutchinson Executive Producer
Jens Meurer Executive Producer
James Gibb Executive Producer
Githa Hermans Executive Producer
Christopher Landry Executive Producer
Stéphane Lhoest Executive Producer
Lou Pitt Executive Producer
Adrian Politowski Executive Producer
Bastien Sirodot Executive Producer
Daniel Toland Executive Producer
Judy Tossell Executive Producer
Jona Wirbeleit Executive Producer
Philip Moross Executive Producer
Lou Pitt Producer
Judy Tossell Producer
Githa Hermans Producer
Christopher Landry Producer
Stéphane Lhoest Producer
Adrian Politowski Producer
Bastien Sirodot Producer
Daniel Toland Producer
Jona Wirbeleit Producer
James Gibb Producer
Ian Hutchinson Producer

Editors

Nicolas Gaster

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