Martin von Essenbeck (played by the wonderful Helmut Berger) is a fictional character from Luchino Visconti's "La caduta degli dei/Götterdämmerung". Martin is the young heir of the Essenbecks, a wealthy industrialist family who have begun doing business with the Nazi Party. He is an amoral, sexually deviant playboy who is secretly molesting his young cousin as well as a poor Jewish girl, and who is dominated by his possessive mother, Sophie. 
Aschenbach, a family relation and SS officer, makes a deal with the discounted and ignored heir, Martin, to remove Sophie and Friedrich (her lover) from control, so that Martin may get what is owed him. Martin sexually assaults his mother, who falls into a catatonic state. Now in the SS, he allows Friedrich (who has been decreed the name and title of von Essenbeck) to wed his mother, and then hands them the poison to commit suicide. 

"Nachts ging das Telefon" is the song that is played in the last scene of the movie, when Martin is dancing and impatiently walking around, waiting for his mother and her husband to commit suicide.
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