7.5/10
784
5 user

Das Adlon. Eine Familiensaga 

The mini-series follows the construction and history of the famous Adlon hotel in Berlin, as seen through the eyes of Sonja Schadt, the youngest member of the wealthy fictional Schadt family who are friends with the Adlons.
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2013  
4 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Josefine Preuß ...  Sonja Schadt 3 episodes, 2013
Heino Ferch ...  Louis Adlon 3 episodes, 2013
Marie Bäumer ...  Hedda Adlon 3 episodes, 2013
Wotan Wilke Möhring ...  Friedrich Loewe / ... 3 episodes, 2013
Rosemarie Fendel ...  Sonja Schadt (93) 3 episodes, 2013
Katharina Wackernagel ...  Margarete Loewe 3 episodes, 2013
Amy Mußul ...  Pagenmädchen 3 episodes, 2013
Ken Duken ...  Julian Zimmermann 2 episodes, 2013
Johann von Bülow ...  Sebastian von Tennen 2 episodes, 2013
Sunnyi Melles ...  Ottilie Schadt 3 episodes, 2013
Jürgen Vogel ...  Siegfried von Tennen 2 episodes, 2013
Burghart Klaußner ...  Lorenz Adlon 3 episodes, 2013
Thelma Buabeng Thelma Buabeng ...  Galla 3 episodes, 2013
Christiane Paul ...  Undine Adams 3 episodes, 2013
Anja Kling ...  Alma Schadt / ... 3 episodes, 2013
Nora von Waldstätten ...  Tamara Lieberkoff 2 episodes, 2013
Tom Schilling ...  Louis Adlon jr. 2 episodes, 2013
Evamaria Salcher Evamaria Salcher ...  Tilly Adlon 2 episodes, 2013
Arndt Schwering-Sohnrey ...  Billy Wilder 2 episodes, 2013
Johannes Klaußner Johannes Klaußner ...  Kellner Rudolf / ... 2 episodes, 2013
Nona Maaß Nona Maaß ...  Sonja Schadt as a child 2 episodes, 2013
Waléra Kanischtscheff Waléra Kanischtscheff ...  Sov.Offizier in Adlon (Grigori Putiloff) 2 episodes, 2013
Maria Ehrich ...  Young Alma Schadt 2 episodes, 2013
Thomas Thieme Thomas Thieme ...  Gustaf Schadt 2 episodes, 2013
Kai-Peter Malina ...  Friedrich Loewe (15-18) 1 episode, 2013
Mathilde Bundschuh ...  Anna-Maria Zimmermann 1 episode, 2013
Alexander Pensel Alexander Pensel ...  Johannes Wagner 1 episode, 2013
Alexander Becht Alexander Becht ...  Young Siegfried von Tennen 1 episode, 2013
Thomas Schendel Thomas Schendel ...  Ministerialbeamter 1 episode, 2013
Michael Schenk Michael Schenk ...  Kaiser Wilhelm II. 2 episodes, 2013
Edit

Storyline

The mini-series follows the construction and history of the famous Adlon hotel in Berlin, as seen through the eyes of Sonja Schadt, the youngest member of the wealthy fictional Schadt family who are friends with the Adlons.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | History

User Reviews

 
elegant and engaging
10 November 2013 | by RichardBurkhardSee all my reviews

I've been a fan of Uli Edel for many years, and his best work- CHRISTIANE F., LAST EXIT TO BROOKLYN, PURGATORY, THE BAADER-MEINHOF COMPLEX- usually concerns the dregs of society. How surprising then to find him venturing into Merchant-Ivory territory with this extended historical portrait of German wealth and privilege. As an American, I went in assuming the family struggles over a famous Berlin hotel would be of little-to-no interest, yet I was immediately taken by the stories and characters who never come off as rich stereotypes. Like Luchino Visconti, Edel has great affection for the manners and trappings of bygone eras, and he ably depicts the changing decades with smart, compact scenes. Unlike Visconti, he's also enough of an old-fashioned entertainer to hang all the period detail on compelling story lines. You get all the expected German saga moments: mysterious births, tragic deaths, love affairs, betrayals, class differences, business success and failure, decadence, and Nazis, but the sharp direction, evocative misc-en-scene, and solid pacing keeps it above and beyond the TV soap level. If you enjoy Visconti's lush portraits of the aristocracy like THE LEOPARD, DEATH IN VENICE, or THE DAMNED, you'll find DAS ADLON a comparable treat.


6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

Germany

Language:

German | English

Release Date:

6 January 2013 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Adlon. Eine Familiensaga See more »

Filming Locations:

Brandenburg, Germany See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(3 parts)

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.

Visit our What to Watch page



Recently Viewed