The closing years in the life of popular German children's book writer Karl May (Helmut Käutner) are dramatized in this biopic by director/screenwriter Hans-Jürgen Syberberg. Did May inspire the Nazis with his colorful adventure tales set in the American Wild West? The film inventively depicts the elderly author on trial for immorality using Syberberg's unique visual stylizations. With Lil Dagover, Käthe Gold. 187 min. on two discs. Standard; Soundtrack: German; Subtitles: English. In German with English subtitles.