The Exception

Poster for The Exception 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.

107 minutes
David Leveaux

Shown at

  1. 28th Annual Orange County International Jewish Film Festival - 2017
  2. Athens Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  3. Chicago Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  4. East Bay International Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  5. JewishFilm - 2017
  6. JFilm Festival (Pittsburgh) - 2017
  7. Morris and Mollye Fogelman International Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  8. Nashville Jewish Film Festival - 2017
  9. Washington Jewish Film Festival - 2017

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