Brothers come of age at the start of Hitler's power in Germany. Helmut joins the SS and eventually becomes a successful flag rank officer. Karl joins the SA and experiences the darker side of Nazism after the SA is disbanded and Karl is thrown into prison and later conscripted into the German army. Brother is pitted against brother until their relationship, and the Third Reich, stands in ruins
The story of David Copperfield, whom we follow from birth to manhood, is set to charm audiences in a new adaptation where the young hero's experiences bring him into contact with an extraordinary range of sinister and benevolent characters.