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Der Zauberberg (1982)

Hans Castorp, fresh from university and about to become a civil engineer, comes to the Sanatorium Berghof in the Swiss Alps to visit his cousin Joachim, an army officer, who is recovering ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Werner Eichhorn 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 Alexander Radszun ... Joachim Ziemßen
Margot Hielscher ... Frau Stöhr
Gudrun Gabriel 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
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Hans Castorp, fresh from university and about to become a civil engineer, comes to the Sanatorium Berghof in the Swiss Alps to visit his cousin Joachim, an army officer, who is recovering there from tuberculosis. Intending to remain at the Berghof for three weeks, Hans is gradually contaminated by the morbid atmosphere pervading the place. Wishing very much to be considered a patient like the others, he achieves his ends and stays in the sanatorium for ...seven years. During this time, he has enough time to take part in the furious philosophical debates pitting against each other Settembrini, a secular humanist, and Naphta, a totalitarian Jesuit. And to fall in love with the beautiful but enigmatic Clawdia Chauchat. When he is finally discharged in 1914 - along with all the other patients - it is only to plunge into the horrors of World War I. Written by Guy Bellinger

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English | Russian | French | Italian | German

Release Date:

25 August 1982 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Magic Mountain See more »

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DEM 20,000,000 (estimated)
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| (3 parts)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

A filmed adaptation of Thomas Mann's novel had long been one of Alexander Korda's projects. 'Gifford Cochrane' had also tried to produce his own version starring Erich von Stroheim. See more »

Goofs

When Castorp's Cousin is carried out by the Undertakers, one of the Sanatorium Guests starts shouting that he was a Hero, and that they "should sing Erotica". This is an unfortunate malapropism and should be "Eroica". See more »

Alternate Versions

The theatrical version is heavily cut to 153 min. The original version runs 312 min. and was shown in 3 part on television two years after the theatrical release. See more »

Connections

Featured in Room 237 (2012) See more »

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Morgenblätter
Composed by Johann Strauss (as Johann Strauß, Jr.)
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Opulent Adaptation That Falls Short As a Coherent Movie
24 February 2018 | by max-seitz-1990See all my reviews

Der Zauberberg is a mixed bag, as it features many scenes with magnificently written dialogue and beautiful cinematography. Some scenes work well in their weirdness and deliver a decent insight into the world of troubled spirits. What mars the experience is, that the staginess and the melodramatic feeling often work against the movie. Also, it lacks cohesion and structural pacing, which is why the direction struggles to convey the importance of the basic premise. It is simply not as well-delivered as it could have been, and considering the status of the novel, also not as fleshed-out as it should have been.

Overall 5/10 Full review on movie-discourse.blogspot.de


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