France, Germany 2013
In French with English subtitles
Age limit: K16
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Pallières' latest follows the plight of its eponymous hero (Denmark's Mads Mikkelsen), a happy and prosperous family man and horse trader who suffers an injustice at the hands of an arrogant young baron. Kohlhaas seeks redress legally, only to be rebuffed and threatened.
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Director: Arnaud des Pallières