The Exception (2016)

Reviewed by Emily Terasa (Library Staff)

This romantic war drama starring Jai Courtney, Lily James, and Christopher Plummer, explores a fictionalized account of the last days of the exiled Kaiser Wilhelm II (Plummer) at the onset of World War II. He is living in Holland, when a German soldier (Courtney) comes to oversee his security. While trying to figure out if there is a spy in their midst, the soldier falls for a Jewish maid (James).

I knew nothing about this movie, but I was pleasantly surprised after watching it. I enjoyed it, and I really wasn’t sure how it was going to end. To be honest, I was surprised but happy with the ending; it was definitely different than how I expected it to end. If you like historical dramas that have a light, romantic nature to them, I think you will like this movie.

Available through the BRIDGES Library System

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