Plagued by divisions between working folks and the well-to-do, Germany, like much of the industrialized world in 1928, teeters on the brink of socioeconomic collapse. Seemingly oblivious to this pervasive gloom -- or perhaps too aware of it -- a steady parade of movers, shakers and edgy dream-chasers keeps the revolving door of Berlin's ritziest rooming house spinning like a gaudy top. Bent on satisfying desires as extreme as premature death and near-eternal life, the... More >>>