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by Heinrich Breloer


The rise and decline of a merchant family in the bourgeois aristocracy in Luebeck in their fight and sacrifice for the economic survival of the family and their pursuit of happiness and impossible love.
The cinematic adaptation of Thomas Mann's novel of 1900.

international title: Buddenbrooks – The Decline of a Family
original title: Die Buddenbrooks
country: Germany
sales agent: Global Screen GmbH (a brand of Telepool GmbH)
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Heinrich Breloer
release date: DE 25/12/2008, AT 26/12/2008, BE 28/01/2009, NL 12/03/2009, PL 20/08/2010
screenplay: Heinrich Breloer, Horst Königstein
cast: Armin Mueller-Stahl, Jessica Schwarz, August Diehl, Mark Waschke, Iris Berben, Léa Bosco, Justus von Dohnányi, Martin Feifel, Fedja van Huêt
cinematography by: Gernot Roll
film editing: Barbara von Weitershausen
art director: Götz Weidner
music: Hans-Peter Ströer
producer: Matthias Esche, Michael Hild, Jan Kaiser, Uschi Reich, Winka Wulff, Burkhard von Schenk
production: Bavaria Film, Pirol Film Production, Colonia Media Filmproduktion, WDR, NDR, SWR, BR, Degeto Film (DE), ORF (AT), ARTE
backing: FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, FilmFoerderung Hamburg, Filmstiftung NRW, MEDIA
distributor: Warner Bros Entertainment Germany, Abc Distribution, Cinemien, Gutek Film
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