DER UNTERTAN (Wolfgang Staudte, 1951)

From East Germany, a brash satire of political human behavior: Der Undertan, written by the director, Wolfgang Staudte, and his father, Fritz Staudte, from the novel by Heinrich Mann. The title used to be translated as The Underdog; the current DVD title, in English, is The Kaiser’s Lackey. The German title refers to the contradictory […]