“Egon Monk’s much admired two-part ZDF version of Lion Feuchtwanger’s novel The Oppermanns is surprising not for the factual material, most of which is familiar. […] What Monk shows are the newspaper reports and the incredulous faces of those don’t want to believe them. Discussions and arguments are the focal point of 4 hours of calm yet highly dramatic television. By the time the protagonists take action, it is far too late. ” Die Welt
And Franz Seitz’s 1990 film version of Erfolg, with Bruno Ganz and a young Peter Simonischek, is available with English subtitles here.