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In the 1840s, Lübeck is a dominating commercial town on the Baltic coast, and the Buddenbrooks are among the town's first families. Consul Jean Buddenbrook has two sons, Thomas and ... See full summary »

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In the 1840s, Lübeck is a dominating commercial town on the Baltic coast, and the Buddenbrooks are among the town's first families. Consul Jean Buddenbrook has two sons, Thomas and Christian, and one daughter, Antonia, called Tony. Even though he dearly loves them, he expects his children to sacrifice personal happiness for the sake of the company if necessary. The first to learn this is Tony, who is married off to Hamburgian businessman Bendix Grünlich. Her brothers have meanwhile learned the trade in Amsterdam and London respectively. Crushed by Tony's marriage disaster and several unlucky transactions, Jean Buddenbrook makes over the business to his eldest, Thomas. Thomas marries the dutch heiress Gerda, who is a passionate violin player. But Thomas never forgets his first love, a flower girl. After having spent time in Valparaiso, Christian returns to Lübeck, too. Thomas soon learns that his brother is much more interested in the theatre and actress Aline than in the company, ... Written by emkarpf

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Elisabeth 'Betsy' Buddenbrook: We would be delighted if you resided in our house for the duration of your stay.
Bendix Grünlich: Frau Konsulin, thank you very much, I'm occupying several rooms at the Gasthaus Stadt Hamburg.
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poor picture of a family
8 July 2013 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

impressive if it remains invitation to discover the novel. nice if you know the Thomas Mann novel. interesting if you search atmosphere . short - it is a beautiful fresco. not exactly the best adaptation but an useful exercise to understand a piece of German history. the acting is almost good. the ambition to create a credible image of legendary work has seductive parts but, at all, it is far to be more than a project with too much ambitions. and mistakes. not bad, it is only vision of a team, testimony about a fight against pages and images.the locomotive - Armin Mueller - Stahl is an inspired Johann Buddenbroock but is not enough.a fresco for a family evolution. but far to be a good adaptation.


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