The Exception

Special Screenings

US Premiere

USA, U.K. | 107 MINUTES

THE EXCEPTION

Drama, Thriller, First Time Filmmaker
A riveting World War II thriller, The Exception follows stoic German soldier Stefan Brandt. tasked with investigating exiled German Monarch Kaiser Wilhelm II, who is banished to a secluded Dutch estate as the Nazis begin their push into Holland. As Brandt begins to infiltrate the Kaiser’s life, looking to root out enemy spies, he finds himself unexpectedly drawn to a mysterious housemaid named Mieke. When Heinrich Himmler, head of the SS, comes for an unexpected visit, secrets are revealed, allegiances tested, and Brandt is forced to make the ultimate choice between honoring his country and following his heart. Director David Leveaux sets his tale of thrilling espionage and romance against a sweeping wartime backdrop, bringing to vibrant life this story of one man caught between love and duty.

—Cara Cusumano

After the Premiere Screening: A conversation with director David Leveaux and actor Christopher Plummer.

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CAST & CREDITS

Directed by David Leveaux

David Leveaux is a five-time Tony®-nominated director working extensively on Broadway and in the West End. His considerable resume includes plays by Tom Stoppard, Harold Pinter, Eugene O'Neill and musicals (amongst them “Nine” and “Fiddler on the Roof”). The Exception is his first feature film.
Director
David Leveaux
Screenwriter
Simon Burke
Cinematographer
Roman Osin
Editor
Nicolas Gaster
Composer
Ilan Eshkeri
Producer
Lou Pitt, Judy Tossell
Cast
Christopher Plummer, Jai Courtney, Lily James, Janet McTeer, Eddie Marsan, Ben Daniels

CONTACTS

Print Source
Spencer Lindenman
A24
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 646 568 6015
spencer@a24films.com
Press Contact
Rachel Depew
A24
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 330 524 4448
Rachelgiltzpr@gmail.com
International Sales Contact
Sarah Gabriel
Lotus Entertainment
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: 310 836 2000
sarah@lotusentertainment.com