Dir. Wolfgang Staudte | GDR | 1951 | 105 min.
This historical satire based on Heinrich Mann’s Der Untertan is among the greatest German films of all time. In Mann’s biting WWI-era critique of conservative Wilhelmine Germany, 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.
Friday afternoon introduction and post-film discussion led by Dr. Kathrin Bower, Professor of German Studies and Film Studies.
Friday, September 15 at 3 & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public, all films are screened in their original language with English subtitles. The International Film Series is sponsored by the University of Richmond Office of International Education and Boatwright Memorial Library’s Media Resource Center.
Contact: Office of International Education , (804) 289-8836