Mads Mikkelsen might not be a household name just yet, but he’s slowly building a strong reputation for himself stateside. After a stirring turn in The Hunt, which earned him a ton of awards recognition, and another excellent season of Hannibal, the actor is returning with Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas, which opens in limited release this week.
The medieval epic stars Mikkelsen as the titular horse merchant, who is robbed by a ruthless nobleman. This sets off a chain of irreversible events as Michael resorts to extremes and sets off through the countryside in search of justice.
The film premiered at Cannes this month and while reviews seemed to be split down the middle, most critics praised Mikkelsen for yet another powerful performance, which is something we’ve come to expect from the incredibly talented actor.
Today, we are excited to share with you an exclusive clip from Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas, which gives us a brief look at a scene where Michael realizes that he’s being tricked and taken advantage of. Let’s just say that he doesn’t look too happy about it.
Check it out below and be sure to catch Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas in a theatre near you!