AT&T Delivers “The Exception” Starring Academy Award® Winner Christopher Plummer, Lily James, Jai Courtney and Janet McTeer
Catch the WWII-Era Drama Only on DIRECTV CINEMA®
AT&T* is giving DIRECTV customers an exclusive look at “The Exception,” from theater director David Leveaux (“Romeo and Juliet”). The film stars Academy Award® Winner Christopher Plummer (“Beginners”), Lily James (“Cinderella”), Jai Courtney (“Insurgent”), Janet McTeer (“Me Before You”) and Eddie Marsan (“Ray Donovan”).
“The Exception” will premiere April 26 at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival Wednesday.
DIRECTV customers can watch it exclusively on DIRECTV CINEMA starting April 27 before it hits theaters June 2.
A riveting World War II thriller filled with espionage and romance in equal measure, “The Exception” follows German soldier Stefan Brandt (Jai Courtney) as he goes on a mission to investigate exiled German Monarch Kaiser Wilhelm II (Christopher Plummer). The Kaiser lives in a secluded mansion in The Netherlands. As Germany is taking over Holland, the country’s authorities are concerned that Dutch spies may be watching the Kaiser. As Brandt begins to infiltrate the Kaiser’s life in search of clues, he finds himself drawn into an unexpected and passionate romance with Mieke (Lily James), one of the Kaiser’s maids whom Brandt soon discovers is secretly Jewish.
When Heinrich Himmler (Eddie Marsan), head of the SS, decides to come for an unexpected visit with a large platoon of Nazis in tow, the stage is set for a breathtaking showdown. Secrets are revealed, allegiances are tested, and Brandt is forced to make the ultimate choice between honoring his country and following his heart.
“‘The Exception’ is a romantic drama filled with intrigue,” said Hanny Patel, vice president, AT&T Video Marketing. “The cast delivers outstanding performances. And David Leveux makes a triumphant transition from theater to film director. Our customers can tune in to ‘The Exception’ a month before it hits theaters.”
“The Exception” will be available for 72-hour rental. View it in:
- 1080p HD (Blu-ray format) for $10.99
- Standard-definition (SD) for $9.99
DIRECTV CINEMA is a premium pay-per-view service that brings exclusive access to select new releases before they hit theaters. For more information, visit directv.com/cinema.
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