Mid-19th-century, Baltic Sea port city of Lubeck, Germany. Follows the fourth generation of the Buddenbrook mercantile family as Tony and Thomas reach the age of marriage. Fatefully impeded every step of the way, the Buddenbrooks struggle as economic hardship and personal defeats weigh down family relations.

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  1. Heinrich Breloer

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Horst Königstein


  3. Thomas Mann


Top Billed Cast

  1. Armin Mueller-Stahl

    Armin Mueller-Stahl

    Johann Buddenbrook

  2. August Diehl

    August Diehl

    Christian Buddenbrook

  3. Jessica Schwarz

    Jessica Schwarz

    Antonia Buddenbrook

  4. Justus von Dohnányi

    Justus von Dohnányi

    Bendix Grünlich

  5. Alexander Fehling

    Alexander Fehling

    Morten Schwarzkopf

  6. LB

    Léa Bosco

    Gerda Buddenbrook

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Status Released

Original Language German

Runtime 2h 31m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • December 25, 2008



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