The Exception is available in: English [Original] on Netflix Canada
A German soldier tries to determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland during the onset of World War II, but falls for a young Jewish Dutch woman during his investigation.
During World War II, a Nazi officer charged with protecting an exiled Kaiser Wilhelm II from spies begins a steamy affair with a secretive Dutch maid.
_Final rating:★★½ – Had a lot that appealed to me, didn’t quite work as a whole._
A book based film, partially inspired by the real, but I really loved. In the backdrop of the world war two, it focused on the German royal family, Kaiser. An officer sent to protect him during the nazi Germany’s invasion of Europe, possibly from the spies. So during his stint, all events that unfolded were revealed to us with a twist at the end. The twist was predictable, so they did not hide it for the perfect moment and to make the film entirely rely on it. What’s important is it was more a straightforward narration. Though there were some tense moments.
Overall a great drama. I did not know what to expect, whether a thriller or romance, but it mixed them all together nicely. Of course, Jai was good, and so Lily James, but I was very impressed by Christopher Plummer. This film was awesome because of this 88 year old Canadian actor. Directed by a newcomer, and he did his part nicely. One of the fine addition to the world war two related dramas. It has a strong sex scene, otherwise would have been fit for all. Definitely I suggest it if you’re interested!
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|The Exception (2016)|
|Rating: 6.8/10 (7,390 votes)
Director: David Leveaux
Writer: Simon Burke (screenplay by) Alan Judd (based on the novel "The Kaiser's Last Kiss" by)
Stars: Loïs van Wijk Jai Courtney Karin Leclercq Anton Lesser
Runtime: 107 min
Genre: Drama Romance War
Released: 02 Jun 2017
|Plot: A German soldier tries to determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland during the onset of World War II, but falls for a young Jewish Dutch woman during his investigation.|