Drama series focusing on the Bavarian Grandauer family and the historic events between 1897 and 1954. At the end of the 19th century, police officer Ludwig Grandauer marries the mother of ...
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Drama series focusing on the Bavarian Grandauer family and the historic events between 1897 and 1954. At the end of the 19th century, police officer Ludwig Grandauer marries the mother of his illegitimate son, Agnes. After some years, they move to Munich with their three children Karl, Luise and Adolf, where Ludwig works at the police headquarters called "Löwengrube". During the next decade, the children have to learn to care about themselves because Agnes and Ludwig both die. When Karl returns from World War I, everything has changed. Luise is married to Max Kreitmeier who owns a bakery, while Adolf joins a new nationalist party called NSDAP. Karl himself is more moderate and works for the police like his father. In the 20s, he gets to know Traudl Soleder, daughter of a bourgeois family whose brother Kurt fights against the upcoming Nazi movement. After their wedding, Traudl's bugging mother also moves in. When Hitler comes into power in 1933, Karl remains police officer, but doesn't... Written by
One of the best series in German TV - no: The Best
These days I see this exciting, extraordinary serial for the fourth or fifth time. I nearly can speak the dialogs with the actors. But "Löwengrube" again and again is not boring a second. For me the serial, directed very well by Rainer Wolffhardt and written by a master of film-scripts Willy Purucker, is really the best serial-work I have seen in German television. "Die Wiesingers" is good, "Ein Mann will nach oben" is very good, but this Bavarian family-saga is outstanding in every aspect. You see what's happened to three generations of the family Grandauer, ordinary people, which are strong and weak, brave and cowardly, dumb and clever, egoistic and social, sophisticated and simple... just like me and you. Great dialogs, especially in the era when Hitler grows up and police-officer Karl Grandauer in his office must take care for every word he says. Excellent actors, and Jörg Hube as Karl Grandauer must have an "Oscar" for his impressing job. Try to see it! Very big entertainment! Ten out of ten stars.
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