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The Magic Mountain

 
Title: The Magic Mountain
Original title: Der Zauberberg
Format: half hour
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Produced by: Produced by Franz Seitz Filmproduktion, Idunafilm GmbH Prod. Ges. & Co., S.N.E. Gaumont, Opera Film Produzione S.r.l.

The Magic Mountain

Son of a distinguished Hamburg family, Hans Castorp comes to visit his ailing cousin Joachim in a Swiss sanatorium in 1907. Drawn into the morbid atmosphere of the hermetic society, he falls ill himself and remains there seven years.
His erotic initiation through the willing hands of an enigmatic Russian beauty is followed by his introduction to philosophy, courtesy of two flamboyant intellectuals. But when the Great War breaks out, Hans abruptly leaves, seeking to learn on the battlefields of France or Flanders what eluded him on the Magic Mountain: the true experience of life and responsibility.
An uncommonly lavish and atmospherically charged production!