Dr. Winter is an outsider. Everybody attests him a grand knowledge and command of the discipline that he teaches in his high-school. But he also has his special way of taking his glasses off, to forget to put his handkerchief back into his pocket and a few other noticeable behaviors. He does not like to communicate, does not react to provocation, goes out the way of every conflict even before it starts. When he stands before the blackboard in class-room, his students throw erasers, paper balls and other things onto his back. Asked about the humans, he says: "One should pray every minute to ask God to erase this faulty and miserable race". Dr. Winter has lived in this way some 30 years already, often changing his positions. Before the end of World War II he had lost his wife and children by the Russian army; he found them lying in the gutters. Since then, Dr. Winter only loves his books; he possesses many thousands. No wonder then, that his student apartment, where he lives, is overcrowded. He has no cooking place there, but eating is not important to him, and when he is hungry, he dines out --- or not. In the past 5 yeas, a female colleague from his high-school visits him in order to take care of the notorious chaos in his booth. But only when a 19 years old strikingly beautiful student of his class visits him, allegedly asking for private lessons, he starts slowly, but in an amazing manner to change. Not even the priest, his only friend, understands what is going on. However, shortly after, things turn in a brutal manner ... . This episode from "The Kommissar", with the giant Rudolf Platte (1904-1984) in the main and title role, has good chances to be the best criminal story out of hundred thousands ever filmed in Germany.
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