Play directory : The Captain of Kopenick

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  • Author
    Carl Zuckmayer
  • Overview
    A down-on-his-luck ex-convict shoemaker (Wilhelm Voigt) who impersonates a Prussian Guards officer, holds the mayor of a small town to ransom, and successfully "confiscates" the town's treasury, claiming that he has done so in the name of the Kaiser. The Prussian cult of the uniform ensures that the townspeople are all-too willing to obey his orders, in stark contrast to the treatment the hero was given before he donned the uniform.