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Riches to Rags

Beautifully-shot and very well-cast, the new German/American co-production of Buddenbrooks is a fine costume drama about the downfall of a family from a proud position of wealth, high social and civic status to virtual ruin. It is immensely watchable, if sad. Directed by Heinrich Breber and filmed on location in the north German city of […]

Buddenbrooks Revisited

Buddenbrooks Revisited

A new film version of Thomas Mann’s first full-length novel may seem to be just another attempt at jumping on the bandwagon of a great historical novel in period costume. But as a reminder to revisit the novel, or to discover it for the first time, it deserves our vote of thanks. What a colorful […]

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