Critically acclaimed five-part mini series based upon the family story of novelist Ralph Giordano. In 1897, Italian immigrant Giacomo Bertini and his Swedish wife Emma decide to stay in ... See full summary »

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1988  
3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Peter Fitz Peter Fitz 5 episodes, 1988
Hannelore Hoger Hannelore Hoger 5 episodes, 1988
Elfriede Kuzmany 5 episodes, 1988
Gerda Gmelin Gerda Gmelin 4 episodes, 1988
Daniel Hajdu Daniel Hajdu 4 episodes, 1988
Holger Handtke Holger Handtke 4 episodes, 1988
Gert Haucke 4 episodes, 1988
Gisela Trowe Gisela Trowe 4 episodes, 1988
Robert Zimmerling Robert Zimmerling 4 episodes, 1988
Florian Fitz 3 episodes, 1988
Dietrich Mattausch Dietrich Mattausch 3 episodes, 1988
Astrid Meyer-Gossler Astrid Meyer-Gossler 3 episodes, 1988
Karl-Heinz von Hassel Karl-Heinz von Hassel 3 episodes, 1988
Ernst Jacobi 2 episodes, 1988
Rosel Zech 2 episodes, 1988
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Critically acclaimed five-part mini series based upon the family story of novelist Ralph Giordano. In 1897, Italian immigrant Giacomo Bertini and his Swedish wife Emma decide to stay in Hamburg, while Rudolph Lehmberg marries the young Jewish girl Recha Seelmann. Twenty years later, the Bertinis' son Alf, an upcoming pianist, gets to know Lea, the Lehmbergs' daughter. Although Lea is a talented musician herself, she decides to marry Alf and support his career. At the beginning of the 1930s, the couple realizes that Alf's dreams of becoming a music star were illusions. Lea tries to earn money to feed her three sons Roman, Cesar and Ludwig. The Nazi takeover in 1933 changes everything because Lea and Alf's relationship is now considered as "intermarriage". The have to fight against discrimnation and hate of the new "aryan" society. The family finally fears deportation to a concentration camp and hides in a cellar on inhuman conditions... Written by fippi2000

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

31 October 1988 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Bertinien aika See more »

Filming Locations:

Prague, Czech Republic

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(5 parts)

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Color
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The character "Roman Bertini" is based on novelist Ralph Giordano. See more »

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