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Release Date:
25 February 1982 (West Germany) See more »
Hans Castorp, fresh from university and about to become a civil engineer, comes to the Sanatorium Berghof... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Werner Eichhorn ... Narrator (voice)

Rod Steiger ... Mynheer Peperkorn

Marie-France Pisier ... Clawdia Chauchat

Flavio Bucci ... Ludovico Settembrini
Christoph Eichhorn ... Hans Castorp
Hans Christian Blech ... Hofrat Behrens
Alexander Radszun ... Joachim Ziemßen
Margot Hielscher ... Frau Stöhr
Gudrun Gabriel ... Frl. Marusja
Ann Zacharias ... Frl. Elly
Irm Hermann ... Frl. Engelhart
Kurt Raab ... Dr. Krokowski
Rolf Zacher ... Herr Wehsal
Helmut Griem ... James Tienappel
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Charles Aznavour ... Naphta
Balduin Baas ... Zeichenlehrer
Sven-Eric Bechtolf ... Albin
Stefania Bianca ... 1. Hexe
Wilfried Blasberg ... Herr Magnus
Erika Dannhoff ... Muntere Dame
Uller Dubi ... Hinkender
Gerlinde Eger ... Schwester Berta
Buddy Elias ... Herr Wiedemann
Polo Espinoza ... Mexikaner
H.H. Jochmann ... Herr Wenzel (as Hans-Horst Jochmann)
Johanna Karl-Lory ... Olga
Felicitas Kirchgässner ... Frau Iltis
Carla Kirchner ... Dame mit zwei Zwickern
Micky Kley ... Frau Levy
Ann Kligge ... Amy Nölting
Angela Klingenberg ... Saaltochter
Roswitha Koennecke ... Frau Stravinski
Angelika Kraml ... Saaltochter
Evelyn Künneke ... Frau Salomon
Ah Yue Lou ... Dr. Ting Fu (as Ah-Yue Lou)

Peter Maloney ... Dr. Blumenkohl
Leslie Malton ... Hermine Kleefeld
Maria Manni ... 2. Hexe
Lisa Manus ... Amy's Freundin
Renate Muhri ... Russische Ehefrau
Peter Mühlenhaupt ... Herr Ferge
Tilo Prückner ... Lehrer Popow
Eschi Rehm ... Russischer Ehemann
Renate Reiche
Franz Rosenzweig ... Herr Stravinski
Alexander Ruppert ... Hans Castorp - 14 Jahre
Frank Schendler ... Herr Gänser
Jürgen Schlunk ... Staatsanwalt Paravant
Eva Schär
Elfie Six ... Saaltochter
Erika Skrotzki ... Oberin Mylendonk
Narziß Sokatscheff ... Hauptmann Miklosisch
Dieter Streipert ... Fetter Schüler
Jenny Theelen ... Tous les deux
Léonie Thelen ... Karen Karstedt
Beate Tober ... Leila Gerngroß
Monika Ullemeyer ... Zwergin Emerentia
Hazel Usher ... Fräulein Robinson
Egon Vogel ... Concierge
Gottfried Vollmer ... Herr Rasmussen
Lotti Huber ... Extra - Patient at Hospital (uncredited)
Joachim Kemmer ... Voice of Ludovico Settembrini (voice) (uncredited)
Edgar Ott ... Voice of Mynheer Peperkorn (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Hans W. Geissendörfer 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Hans W. Geissendörfer 
Thomas Mann  novel

Produced by
Francesco Casali .... executive producer
Wolfgang Patzschke .... producer: ZDF
Renzo Rossellini .... associate producer
Renzo Rossellini .... co-producer
Franz Seitz .... producer (as Franz Seitz Jr.)
Original Music by
Jürgen Knieper 
Cinematography by
Michael Ballhaus 
Film Editing by
Helga Borsche 
Peter Przygodda 
Production Design by
Heidi Lüdi 
Toni Lüdi 
Set Decoration by
Bernhard Henrich 
Costume Design by
Claudia Bobsin 
Makeup Department
Gerlinde Kunz .... makeup artist
Ruth Noé .... assistant makeup artist
Paul Schmidt .... makeup artist
Anne-Rose Schwab .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Ferdinand Althoff .... unit production manager
Rolf M. Degener .... production manager
Stefan Zürcher .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Boyadjiew .... second assistant director
Stefaan Schieder .... first assistant director
Art Department
Edith Peier .... property master
Wolfgang J. Rux .... property master
Rüdiger Strauch .... assistant production designer
Sound Department
Corina Dietz .... sound editor
Hartmut Eichgrün .... sound mixer
Dankwart Gehl .... sound assistant
Hans-Walter Kramski .... foley artist
Ed Parente .... sound
Chris Price .... sound
Detlef Schäfer .... sound assistant
Lilli von Otting .... sound editor (as Lili Otting)
Visual Effects by
Theo Nischwitz .... visual effects consultant
Camera and Electrical Department
Wolfgang Aschermann .... gaffer
Gabriele Du Vinage .... still photographer
Norbert Gebing .... assistant camera
Jonny Müller .... dolly operator
Jörg Schneider .... second assistant camera
Amadou Seitz .... second assistant camera
Honorat Stangl .... gaffer
Pim Tjujerman .... first assistant camera
Paul Zech .... assistant camera
Casting Department
Risa Kes .... extras casting
Andrea Morein .... casting: bit parts
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ellen Eckelmann .... assistant costumer
Manfred Märschenz .... wardrobe
Anneke Troost .... wardrobe
Katharina von Martius .... assistant costumer
Editorial Department
Sabine Jagiella .... assistant editor
Music Department
Caspar Richter .... conductor
Other crew
Kristina Brandner .... continuity
Kristina Brandner .... script supervisor
Jan Michael Herzog .... production assistant
Rudolf Santschi .... production assistant
Stefan Scholtissek .... production assistant
Jörn Schröder .... production consultant
Gabriele Seitz .... publicist

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153 min | Germany:329 min (3 parts)
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Switzerland:12 (canton of the Grisons) | West Germany:16

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German censorship visa # 52925 delivered on 28-1-1982.See more »
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20 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Excellent Adaptation, 20 April 2007
Author: mackjay2 from Out There in the Dark

Hans W. Geissendörfer's film of Mann's great novel meets its challenges well. It's long, like the book, and it's discursive, like the book, but it works in cinematic ways too. The director's screenplay solves the most nagging problem of adapting THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN--how to deal with the long monologues of Settembrini and others--by simply reducing them to their essence. Yes, a lot is left out, and we really only get a taste of what the garrulous characters are all about, but this seems the best solution. There is a lot in the novel that lends itself to a film treatment. Some sources tell us that no expense was spared in bringing the Berghof Sanatorium to life, and this certainly shows on the screen. Readers of the novel should be pleased with this aspect of the realization: a Grand Hotel for the sick and dying, where nearly every manner of psychological and philosophical drama is played out in some way. This is a sumptuously mounted film--to be taken seriously, it could be no other way. The cast, too, is well-chosen and up to the task. As the most important figure, Christoph Eichhorn has a full grasp of Hans Castorp and he never falters. Numerous minor roles are filled with fine detail by superb performers. Uncle James Tienappel, Dr. Krokowski, Cousin Joachim Ziemßen, the devoted Fräulein Engelhart, the hysterical Marusja, all come to believable life. In major roles, Rod Steiger, Marie-France Pisier, Charles Aznavour and Flavio Bucci inspire no criticism either. Steiger (dubbed in German, as are several others), perhaps unexpectedly, avoids exaggerating his Mynheer Peperkorn while capturing the over-sized visions of the character. The beautifully filmed imagery in this film is underscored by a strong musical score by Jürgen Knieper. It evokes Mahler, Wagner and Strauss, without ever actually quoting them, and enhances the fin-de-siècle mood. English speakers had to wait a long time to see this made-for-TV film. It has been worth the wait. Highly recommended.

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