The Exception (2017) follows the story of German soldier Stefan Brandt, commissioned to investigate the exiled German monarch Wilhelm II, as he finds himself in an unexpected and passionate story with Mieke, a mysterious Jewish woman. Wilhelm lives in a secluded mansion in the Netherlands and, while Germany takes control of the Netherlands, the authorities are concerned that Dutch spies can follow the Emperor. Fantastically about his return to Berlin and the throne, Wilhelm soon finds himself under the supervision of an SS captain and a detachment of German soldiers. Meanwhile, the Emperor’s ministers hire a new maid, to whom Brandt has an immediate interest. As Brandt begins to infiltrate Wilhelm’s life in search of clues, he falls in love and begins an unexpected and passionate story with Mieke, one of the Emperor’s maids. When Heinrich Himmler, the head of the SS, comes on an unexpected visit, secrets are revealed, the testimonials tested and Brandt is forced to make the final choice between honoring his country and following his heart.