The Oppermanns (1983)

“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

The ZDF television version of Die Geschwister Oppermann is available for purchase with English subtitles here, and in German on YouTube here.

Franz Seitz’s 1990 film version of Erfolg, with Bruno Ganz and Peter Simonischek, is available for purchase with English subtitles here, and in German on YouTube here.

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