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The Manns 

Die Manns - Ein Jahrhundertroman (original title)
Chronicle about Germany's most extraodinary literary family.
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Series cast summary:
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 Thomas Mann (3 episodes, 2001)
Monica Bleibtreu ...
 Katia Mann (3 episodes, 2001)
Jürgen Hentsch ...
 Heinrich Mann (3 episodes, 2001)
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 Nelly Kröger Mann (3 episodes, 2001)
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 Klaus Mann (3 episodes, 2001)
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 Erika 'Eri' Mann (3 episodes, 2001)
Stefanie Stappenbeck ...
 Monika 'Moni' Mann (3 episodes, 2001)
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 Golo Mann (3 episodes, 2001)
Katharina Eckerfeld ...
 Elisabeth 'Medi' Mann / ... (3 episodes, 2001)
Rüdiger Klink ...
 Michael 'Bibi' Mann / ... (3 episodes, 2001)
Erika Mann ...
 Herself (archive footage) (3 episodes, 2001)
Golo Mann ...
 Himself (archive footage) (3 episodes, 2001)
Monika Mann ...
 Herself (archive footage) (3 episodes, 2001)
Elisabeth Mann-Borgese ...
 Herself (3 episodes, 2001)
Anne-Marie Blanc ...
 Hedwig Pringsheim (2 episodes, 2001)
Rudolf Wessely ...
 Alfred Pringsheim (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Frau Feuchtwanger (2 episodes, 2001)
Heinz-Josef Braun ...
 Hausangestellter Hans Holzner (2 episodes, 2001)
Gerd David ...
 Gustaf Gründgens (2 episodes, 2001)
Magnus Henning ...
 Himself (archive footage) (2 episodes, 2001)
Grete Weil Jockisch ...
 Herself (archive footage) (2 episodes, 2001)
Björn Jung
(2 episodes, 2001)
Alfred Kleinheinz
(2 episodes, 2001)
Hildegard Schmahl ...
 Salka Viertel (2 episodes, 2001)
Joachim Seyppel ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 2001)
Katharina Thalbach ...
 Therese Giehse (2 episodes, 2001)
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Chronicle about Germany's most extraodinary literary family.

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5 December 2001 (Germany)  »

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A Mann család - Egy évszázad regénye  »

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DEM 20,000,000 (estimated)
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Referenced in Unterwegs zur Familie Mann (2001) See more »

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Siegfried Idyll
Music by Richard Wagner
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Absolutely fantastic!
7 September 2004 | by (Bayreuth, Germany) – See all my reviews

This epic documentary/drama about arguably the greatest German author of the 20th century is really fascinating. Watching Elisabeth Mann-Borgese return to the places of her childhood is quite a moving experience and you feel the wisdom and the experience this old lady can share with the world. And it is a great gift for all of us that she did so shortly before her death. What a great family story this is! Everybody does a tremendous job in acting their roles (well, apart from Veronica Ferres' Nelly Kröger, whom I don't hold as such a good actress; especially her faked Northern German accent didn't convince me), and I fear I'll have difficulties not seeing the face of Armin Mueller-Stahl before me whenever I'll think of Thomas Mann in the future. This mixture of historical movie and documentary is just about perfect and may establish a new genre.


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