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The Manns - Novel of a Century 

Die Manns - Ein Jahrhundertroman (original title)
Chronicle about Germany's most extraodinary literary family.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Armin Mueller-Stahl ...  Thomas Mann 3 episodes, 2001
Monica Bleibtreu Monica Bleibtreu ...  Katia Mann 3 episodes, 2001
Jürgen Hentsch Jürgen Hentsch ...  Heinrich Mann 3 episodes, 2001
Veronica Ferres ...  Nelly Kröger Mann 3 episodes, 2001
Sebastian Koch ...  Klaus Mann 3 episodes, 2001
Sophie Rois ...  Erika 'Eri' Mann 3 episodes, 2001
Stefanie Stappenbeck ...  Monika 'Moni' Mann 3 episodes, 2001
Oliver Stritzel ...  Rudi Carius 3 episodes, 2001
Anna Thalbach ...  Mopsa Sternheim 3 episodes, 2001
Philipp Hochmair ...  Golo Mann 3 episodes, 2001
Heinrich Breloer Heinrich Breloer ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2001
Michael Baral ...  Willi Süsskind 3 episodes, 2001
Katharina Eckerfeld Katharina Eckerfeld ...  Elisabeth 'Medi' Mann / ... 3 episodes, 2001
Rüdiger Klink Rüdiger Klink ...  Michael 'Bibi' Mann / ... 3 episodes, 2001
Elisabeth Mann-Borgese Elisabeth Mann-Borgese ...  Herself 3 episodes, 2001
Anne-Marie Blanc ...  Hedwig Pringsheim 2 episodes, 2001
Rudolf Wessely ...  Alfred Pringsheim 2 episodes, 2001
Isolde Barth ...  Frau Feuchtwanger 2 episodes, 2001
Heinz-Josef Braun Heinz-Josef Braun ...  Hausangestellter Hans Holzner 2 episodes, 2001
Gerd David Gerd David ...  Gustaf Gründgens 2 episodes, 2001
Björn Jung Björn Jung 2 episodes, 2001
Alfred Kleinheinz Alfred Kleinheinz 2 episodes, 2001
Hildegard Schmahl Hildegard Schmahl ...  Salka Viertel 2 episodes, 2001
Katharina Thalbach ...  Therese Giehse 2 episodes, 2001
Torben Liebrecht ...  Thomas Quinn Curtiss (Tomski) 1 episode, 2001
Peter Ketnath ...  Franz Westermeier 1 episode, 2001
Susanne Schäfer Susanne Schäfer ...  Hilde Kahn Reach 1 episode, 2001
Udo Samel ...  Erich Ebermayer 1 episode, 2001
Liz Baffoe Liz Baffoe 1 episode, 2001
Friderike Bellstedt Friderike Bellstedt 1 episode, 2001
Edgar Bessen Edgar Bessen 1 episode, 2001
Lennart Binder Lennart Binder ...  Frido Mann als Kind 1 episode, 2001
Ludwig Blochberger ...  Klaus Heuser 1 episode, 2001
Alexander Braunshör Alexander Braunshör 1 episode, 2001
Franziska Bronnen 1 episode, 2001
Inga Busch Inga Busch ...  Grete Weil 1 episode, 2001
András Bálint András Bálint 1 episode, 2001
Ralph Carlson Ralph Carlson ...  Himself 1 episode, 2001
Linda Caroll Linda Caroll 1 episode, 2001
Bruno Cathomas ...  Verleger Fritz Landshoff 1 episode, 2001
Silvia De Leonardis ...  Gretel Walter 1 episode, 2001
Buddy Elias ...  Doktor 1 episode, 2001
Martin Falk Martin Falk ...  SA-Mann Heller 1 episode, 2001
Karl Fischer ...  Franz Werfel 1 episode, 2001
Stefan Gebelhoff Stefan Gebelhoff 1 episode, 2001
Lance Girard Lance Girard 1 episode, 2001
Michael Gordon Michael Gordon 1 episode, 2001
Ursula Gottwald Ursula Gottwald ...  Nellys beste Freundin 1 episode, 2001
Klaus Haderer Klaus Haderer 1 episode, 2001
Maria Happel ...  Trude Hesterberg 1 episode, 2001
Walter Hasenclever Walter Hasenclever 1 episode, 2001
Esther Hausmann Esther Hausmann ...  Kindermädchen 1 episode, 2001
Ben Hecker Ben Hecker 1 episode, 2001
Traute Hoess ...  Mimi Mann-Kanova 1 episode, 2001
Gisela Hoeter Gisela Hoeter 1 episode, 2001
Ingo Hülsmann Ingo Hülsmann ...  Bert Fischl 1 episode, 2001
Philippe Jacq 1 episode, 2001
Hansi Jochmann ...  Köchin von Salka Viertel 1 episode, 2001
Aleksandar Jovanovic ...  Harold 1 episode, 2001
Konrad Kellen Konrad Kellen ...  Himself 1 episode, 2001
Naomi Krauss Naomi Krauss ...  Doris 1 episode, 2001
Kathy Kriegel Kathy Kriegel ...  Paketüberbringerin 1 episode, 2001
Jürgen Lehmann Jürgen Lehmann ...  Gespiele von Klaus Mann 1 episode, 2001
Rita Lengyel Rita Lengyel ...  Arzthelferin 1 episode, 2001
Peter Lerchbaumer Peter Lerchbaumer 1 episode, 2001
Marian Lösch Marian Lösch 1 episode, 2001
Frido Mann Frido Mann ...  Himself 1 episode, 2001
Oliver Masucci ...  Lohengrin 1 episode, 2001
Thomas M. Meinhardt Thomas M. Meinhardt ...  Bestatter 1 episode, 2001
Elisabeth Montry Elisabeth Montry ...  Elisabeth 'Medi' Mann als Kind 1 episode, 2001
Wanja Mues ...  Fritz 1 episode, 2001
Sebastian Münster Sebastian Münster ...  Klaus Pringsheim jr. 1 episode, 2001
Isabel Navarro Isabel Navarro 1 episode, 2001
Klaus Pringsheim Jr. Klaus Pringsheim Jr. ...  Himself 1 episode, 2001
Patrick Rapold ...  Sitzt neben Erich Ebermeyer 1 episode, 2001
Hilde Kahn Reach Hilde Kahn Reach ...  Herself 1 episode, 2001
Bettina Redlich Bettina Redlich ...  Neue Bewohnerin der Münchner Villa 1 episode, 2001
Carola Regnier Carola Regnier ...  Alma Mahler-Werfel 1 episode, 2001
Hans-Michael Rehberg ...  Prof. Giuseppe Borgese 1 episode, 2001
Axel Röhrle Axel Röhrle ...  Pfleger im Krankenhaus 1 episode, 2001
Peter Rühring Peter Rühring ...  Nebel 1 episode, 2001
Andrea Sawatzki ...  Pamela Wedekind 1 episode, 2001
Sepp Schauer Sepp Schauer ...  Auktionator 1 episode, 2001
Tanja Schleiff Tanja Schleiff ...  Sägerin des 'Emil'-Liedes 1 episode, 2001
Sophie Scholz Sophie Scholz ...  Leonie Mann 1 episode, 2001
Arnulf Schumacher Arnulf Schumacher 1 episode, 2001
Norbert Schwientek Norbert Schwientek ...  Josef Roth 1 episode, 2001
Joachim Seyppel Joachim Seyppel ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2001
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Chronicle about Germany's most extraodinary literary family.

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Biography | Drama

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Official Sites:

ARTE [Germany] | ARTE [France]

Country:

Germany | Austria | Switzerland

Language:

German | English | French

Release Date:

5 December 2001 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

A Mann család - Egy évszázad regénye See more »

Filming Locations:

Almería, Andalucía, Spain See more »

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Budget:

DEM20,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(3 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Connections

Referenced in Unterwegs zur Familie Mann (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Prelude to the Act 3
(from "Lohengrin")
Music by Richard Wagner
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One of the best German production in the last years
7 March 2005 | by spatz-5See all my reviews

No question, I highly recommend that somebody is taking this movie and make it available to more viewers than those that speak German. It was originally broadcasted on TV and later became available as a 3-disc DVD Set. I cannot comment on the authenticity of that picture but it is highly interesting and gives a great inside view of the life of the MANNs and the life what it has been in Germany before, while and after WWII in an academic environment. We have totally enjoyed the 3 DVDs and could hardly wait for the next DVD to watch. A picture that probably would have gotten plenty of Oscars if ever been presented to an American public - tells you a lot about how these pictures get selected.....


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