The Exception

During World War II, Wehrmacht Captain Stefan Brandt (Jai Courtney) is assigned to take command of the personal bodyguard of deposed German Emperor, Wilhelm II (Christopher Plummer) at his estate near Utrecht, Netherlands. Following the German invasion of the Netherlands, Nazi authorities are concerned that Allied spies may be planning to assassinate the former monarch.

Upon arriving at Huis Doorn, Brandt meets the deposed Kaiser, who remains deeply depressed over his overthrow in 1918 and over the fact that the German people still blame him for their suffering during and since World War I.