Films & Other Videos
Films with: Mann, Heinrich
- Blaue Engel The blue angel /
- A middle-aged schoolmaster becomes infatuated with and marries a singer from a sleazy cafe. When she leaves him for another man he returns to his school as a broken old man, and dies.
- DVD 2062
- Untertan The Kaiser's lackey /
- 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, a weakling of the lower middle class, 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.
- DVD 12312