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The Manns - The Novel of a Century (2001)

3 episodes 105min each   |   German   |   Directed by: Heinrich Breloer   |   Script: Horst Königstein, Heinrich Breloer   |   Production: Bavaria Film GmbH   |   Coproduction: Peter Reichenbach (C-FILMS AG), WDR, BR, NDR, ARTE, ORF, SRF   



  • International Emmy Award 2002 – Best Film in the TV Movies & Series category

  • 2002 Golden Gate Award - Best Film in the TV Dramas & Mini-Series category

  • Adolf Grimme Prize 2002 – 9 golden trophies

  • German TV Award 2002 – TV Event of the Year

  • Bavarian Film Prize 2002 – 8 Blue Panthers

Against the background of the political and social upheavals of the 20th century, the three-part series tells the story of the Manns, the most important German artist family of the first half of the 20th century. 


Elisabeth (Katharina Eckerfeld) leads through the history of her family, probably the most famous German family of writers - the Manns. A kaleidoscope of eyewitness interviews, memories and game scenes tells a novel of the century in three parts. 

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