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AJFF Continues Selects Series With WWII Drama, The Exception, Starring Christopher Plummer


The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) continues its monthly film series, AJFF Selects, in June with The Exception. Tickets are now on sale for the suspenseful WWII drama starring Christopher Plummer, which screens Thursday, June 22 at 7:30 PM at United Artists Tara Cinemas 4. Tickets are $13 and are available at

The AJFF Selects series brings the same caliber of world-class films from the annual festival to audiences year-round. These special screenings feature outstanding new foreign and independent films, as well as expert speakers and guest filmmakers.

Says AJFF Executive Director Kenny Blank, “After the sold-out success of The Wedding Plan, our debut AJFF Selects screening, we’re privileged to continue bringing more of the world-class cinema that audiences have come to expect from us.” 

More about The Exception

In his film debut, Tony-nominated theater director David Leveaux assembles an all-star cast for this WWII period piece about a German soldier who must make the ultimate choice between honoring his country and following his heart.

Nazi captain Stefan Brandt (Jai Courtney) is sent on a mission to the palatial estate of exiled German Monarch Kaiser Wilhelm II (Christopher Plummer). Searching for a suspected British spy lurking among the staff, Brandt finds himself drawn into a clandestine romance with one of the Kaiser’s chambermaids, Mieke (Lily James), who harbors a secret identity. When the head of the SS arrives for an unexpected visit, Brandt is forced to decide where his loyalties truly lie.

Recently screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, The Exception is adapted from Alan Judd’s best-selling novel The Kaiser’s Last Kiss.

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