Michael Kohlhaas (1979)

Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - West Germany  |  
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This historical drama, based on a play by romantic era dramatist Heinrich von Kleist, tells of the transformation worked in the life of a horse trader who, in the law courts, is robbed of his horses by a conniving local aristocrat. He becomes a revolutionary hero and works to bring justice to peasants, preventing the rich from oppressing them wherever possible.



against-the-system, aristocracy, government, justice, oppression, peasant, revolution, robbery