| Biography, Drama
A biographical film of Otto von Bismarck, the Prime Minister of Prussia, and how he and his policies - including aggressive war - helped to unite Germany.
The last scene of the movie, the signing of the foundation of the German Empire in Versailles 1871, is a recreation of the painting "Die Proklamierung des Deutschen Kaiserreiches (18. Januar 1871)" (The proclamation of the German Empire (18th January 1871)) by Anton von Werner from the same year.
Otto von Bismarck:
Tell your emperor, if he wants war, he will get war. But not at the Rhine but in France. And we will kick his throne.
Bismarck's famous "Iron and Blood"-speech from 1862 was spoken in the Parliament during the Constitution conflict. In the movie these words were said much earlier, on his first conference after assigning his position as prime minister.