‘The Exception’ Trailer: Jai Courtney Plays a Nazi Who Falls for Lily James
There are a number of interchangeable male actors who inexplicably seem to be dominating the Hollywood scene these days. Some have been more successful than others, some have stuck to indies or sci-fi blockbusters, and they all look like Sam Worthington. The latest upcoming World War II-set historical romance features the Sam Worthington who is Jai Courtney, star of Terminator: Salvation and Suicide Squad, who plays a Nazi officer who falls in love with a Dutch-born Jewish woman (Lily James) while he is investigating Kaiser Wilhelm.
In The Exception, Europe is just starting to realize that the Second World War is going to take a little longer than a few months as the Nazis begin to overrun Europe. Kaiser Wilhelm (Christopher Plummer), the last German emperor, has abdicated his throne in the wake of World War I, and now lives in exile in Holland, appalled by the violence perpetrated by the Nazis.
Here’s the movie’s official synopsis:
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.
Is The Exception’s exception a Nazi officer who turns out to be a nice guy? A Jewish woman who charms the heart of a racist soldier? The nuance is overwhelming. The film got some respectable reviews out of TIFF, and hits VOD on Thursday, April 27, and arrives in theaters on June 2.