The Exception

One duty. One desire. One decision.


The Exception
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.

107 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Sex, Nudity).
Drama, Romance, War, On the art circuit

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Christopher Plummer, Jai Courtney, Lily James, Eddie Marsan, Anton Lesser, Aubeline Barbieux, Janet McTeer
Director
David Leveaux
ScreenplaySimon Burke, from the novel by Alan Judd
MusicIlan Eshkeri
CinematographyRoman Osin
EditingNicolas Gaster
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2016
Produced byEgoli Tossell KLK, Alton Road Productions, Ostar Productions, Umedia, Egoli Tossell Film

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageFairly frequent, mild to moderate impact.
NudityFairly frequent, moderate impact, male and female full frontal.
SexNone
ViolenceMild to moderate impact, infrequent
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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USA MPAA rating

R: RestrictedRated R for sexuality, graphic nudity, language and brief violence
Runtime107
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.


CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
17 +
Positive messages
2
Positive role models
2
Violence
3
Sex
5
Language
4
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
3

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

24.com
Ilan Preskovsky quote icon It may be far from perfect but between its assured filmmaking, interesting subtext and (mostly) excellent performances, it's hard not to recommend it. You don't necessarily have to rush out to see it but it's certainly worth a look in when you get the chance.
10
Metacritic.com
15 critics
12
Rottentomatoes critics
41 critics
13
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconThe Exception (The Kaiser’s Last Kiss) elegantly blends well-dressed period romance and war drama into a solidly crafted story further elevated by Christopher Plummer’s excellent work and the efforts of a talented supporting cast.
16
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconStrong sexuality in WWII-set drama/thriller.
10

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
11 users
12
Rottentomatoes users
2538 users
14
IMDB
2997 Netizens
13
The Movie DB
Community
13

Average .. 63%

13

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