- Director: Phil Jutzi
- Writer: Alfred Döblin
- Producer: Arnold Pressburger; William A. Szekeley
If the thought of sitting through the 15 hour version is unappealing - then, these 90 minutes will give you an insight as to what you would not be missing.
Nostalgia and history in one of the first German talkies.
Important for that fact alone.
Franz Biberkopf has served four years in prison. His return to normal life is not successful. The thug Reinhold wants Biberkopf to join his gang. When that fails, Reinhold involves him against his will in a crime. While Franz protest to this, Reinhold pushes him out of the car. Franz is seriously injured and loses an arm. After his recovery, he works voluntarily for Reinhold. For a short time Franz lives a life of luxury.