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Hotel Adlon - A Family Saga

 
Title: Hotel Adlon - A Family Saga
Original title: Das Adlon: Ein Hotel. Zwei Familien. Drei Schicksale
Format: 3 x two hours, HD
Starring: Heino Ferch (DOWNFALL)
Josefine Preuß (EMERALD GREEN)
Marie Bäumer (THE COUNTERFEITERS)
Sunnyi Melles (THE BAADER MEINHOF COMPLEX)
Thomas Thieme
Burghart Klaussner (THE WHITE RIBBON)
Wotan Wilke Möhring (25 km/h)
Katharina Wackernagel
Directed by: Uli Edel
Produced by: moovie the art of entertainment in co-production with ZDF and ORF in association with Beta
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Hotel Adlon - A Family Saga

The story of a vision made reality, a family saga inspired by the events that marked the first 90 years of Germany's most extraordinary hotel: the grand Hotel Adlon in Berlin.

It's where commerce and politics meet money and glamour, and where sin can count on discretion – the Hotel Adlon in Berlin, one of the grandest of the world's grand hotels. This is the story of a vision made reality, a family saga inspired by the events that marked the first 90 years of Germany's most extraordinary hotel. It begins with the birth of Sonja, whose life will be inextricably bound up with the Adlon's fate. The tragedies to come are heralded by the dark secret surrounding Sonja's origins. Financial problems soon plague the hotel, and the Kaiser ends his patronage after abdicating. Louis Adlon and his father Lorenz continue to prize their independence, and Louis' new wife Hedda proves to have an uncanny business sense, organizing spectacular balls and other lucrative events in the Roaring Twenties. It is in the lobby of the hotel that has become her home that Sonja meets Julian, a Jewish musician, and falls in love with him. But it is now the late 1930s, and Julian must flee, with their little daughter. A new period of sorrow and suffering begins, as Sonja steadfastly guides the Adlon through the war and postwar years, while burning to know what has happened to Julian and her daughter...

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