Jai Courtney and Christopher Plummer star in the WWII thriller, THE EXCEPTION, on DVD & Blu-ray Aug. 8

Make the ultimate choice when the espionage thriller, The Exception, arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD August 8 from Lionsgate. Set during World War II in Nazi-occupied Holland, The Exception follows German officer Captain Stefan Brandt (Jai Courtney), who must carefully choose between his country and an unexpected romance amidst political unrest. Based on Alan Judd’s captivating novel, “The Kaiser’s Last Kiss,” the film also stars Oscar winner Christopher Plummer (Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Beginners, 2011) and features a standout performance by Lily James. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux and written for the screen by Simon Burke, The Exception Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.

A riveting World War II thriller filled with espionage and romance in equal measure, The Exception follows German officer Captain 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, and 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.

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