The Kaiser's lackey = Der Untertan
    (2014, original release: 1951)

    Fiction

    eVideo

    Provider: Kanopy

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DESCRIPTION
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 120 min.) : digital, .flv file, sound
ISBN/ISSN
1116628
LANGUAGE
German
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Title from title frames

This historical satire, based on Heinrich Mann's world-famous novel, Der Untertan, is ranked by film critics among the 100 Most Significant German Films of all time. In Mann's biting critique of conservative Wilhelmine Germany, written during WWI, Diederich Hessling learns an important lesson for an ambitious man: one must first serve power to gain power for oneself. From then on, his modus operandi is to bow to superiors and kick underlings

Originally produced by DEFA Film Library in 1951

Mode of access: World Wide Web

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