‘Gentlemen in White Vests’: The lighter side of West Berlin

Wolfgang Staudte’s 1970 caper comedy Gentlemen in White Vests is like an inadvertent testament to West Germany’s “economic miracle” of the 1950s — namely, just how miraculous the recovery was. The movie depicts West Berlin as a comfortably middle-class society with nary a crack in the pavement to be seen. Read more [...]