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Feature Film

Drama

2008 | 150 Min

Buddenbrooks

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Subtitles in Dutch French

The change of time shatters the old values

Genre

Drama

Subjects

Language

German

Story

An adaption from the novel by Thomas Mann Buddenbrooks portrays the decline of a wealthy merchant family of Lübeck, the Buddenbrooks, through three generations — Consul Johann "Jean" Buddenbrook and his wife Elisabeth "Bethsy" Buddenbrook; their children Thomas, Christian and Antonie "Tony" Buddenbrook; and Thomas' son Hanno. Even though he dearly loves them, Consul Buddenbrook expects his children to subordinate their personal happiness to the welfare of the family firm. The first to learn this is Tony, who is married off to Bendix Grünlich, a businessman from Hamburg. Her brothers have meanwhile learned the trade in Amsterdam and London. Crushed by Tony's marital disaster and several unlucky transactions, Jean Buddenbrook makes over the business to his eldest, Thomas. Thomas marries the Dutch heiress Gerda, a passionate violin player, although he does not love her. After having spent time in Valparaiso, Christian returns to Lübeck. Thomas soon learns that his brother is much more interested in the theatre and actress Aline than in the company, which causes a rift between the brothers. Seeing that she cannot heal it, their mother admonishes them to at least conceal it from society.

Director

Heinrich Breloer

Writer

Thomas Mann, Heinrich Breloer, Horst Königstein

Cast

Armin Mueller-Stahl
Iris Berben
Jessica Schwarz
August Diehl
Mark Waschke
Raban Bieling
Léa Bosco
Maja Schöne
Nina Proll
Justus von Dohnányi
Fedja van Huêt
Krijn ter Braak

Producers

Matthias Esche, Michael Hild, Jan S. Kaiser, Uschi Reich, Burkhard Von Schenk, Lukas BatthyanyWinka Wulff, Barbara Buhl

Cinematographer

Gernot Roll

Production Designer

Götz Weidner

Editors

Barbara von Weitershausen

Composer

Hans-Peter Ströer

Musicians