Buddenbrooks

Deutschland 2007/2008 Spielfilm

Summary

Buddenbrooks – The Decline of a Family

Buddenbrooks – The Decline of a Family is the gripping cinematic adaptation of Thomas Mann′s Nobel Prize-winning novel of 1900, starring Academy Award-nominee Armin Mueller-Stahl in the lead role. In loving, compassionate detail and cinematic scope, Emmy Award-winner Heinrich Breloer portrays the rise and decline of a merchant family in the bourgeois aristocracy in Luebeck in their fight and sacrifice for the economic survival of the family and their pursuit of happiness and impossible love.

While Thomas is willing to fill the void of their father, Consul Jean, and to steer the firm through the times of modernization and rising competition, his brother Christian is trying to break away from any responsibility. We find him in dubious company, marrying a woman from a vaudeville show, rebelling against everything their father stood up for. It is left to their sister, Tony, who sacrifices her true love for the sake of the family’s fortune, to hold the family ties together. But when their competitor Hagenstroem proves to have the better instinct for the changing needs of the market, even her influence seems to vanish...

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Shoot

    • 31.07.2007 - 13.11.2007: Lübeck, Köln, Augsburg
Duration:
4142 m, 151 min
Format:
35mm, 1:2,35
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby Digital
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 24.11.2008, 116141, ab 6 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (DE): 16.12.2008, Essen, Lichtburg;
Kinostart (DE): 25.12.2008;
TV-Erstsendung (DE FR): 23.12.2010, Arte

Titles

  • Originaltitel (DE) Buddenbrooks
  • Arbeitstitel (DE) Die Buddenbrooks - Ein Geschäft von einiger Größe

Versions

Original

Duration:
4142 m, 151 min
Format:
35mm, 1:2,35
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby Digital
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 24.11.2008, 116141, ab 6 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (DE): 16.12.2008, Essen, Lichtburg;
Kinostart (DE): 25.12.2008;
TV-Erstsendung (DE FR): 23.12.2010, Arte

TV-Fassung

Duration:
2 x 88 min
Format:
16:9
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby Digital
Screening:

TV-Erstsendung (DE FR): 23.12.2010, Arte

Awards

RomaFiction Fest 2009
  • Bester Film
  • Beste Filmmusik
  • Beste Regie
  • Bester männlicher Hauptdarsteller
Bayerischer Filmpreis 2009
  • Bestes Szenen- und Kostümbild
FBW 2008
  • Prädikat: Besonders wertvoll