Is there a book or movie like this?
Downton Abbey, but set in Germany during the rise of the Nazis
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Heimat: A Chronicle of Germany (1984 TV mini-series) [1984-]
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Cabaret is Smash set during the rise of the Nazis.
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The Garden of The Finzi-Continis is along this line, but in Italy during the rise of the fascists.
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there will be soon. Called Hitlerland. Based on the book. It's a current hot seller.
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What about Luchino Visconti's "The Damned."
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OP, are you the "things were better in Nazi Germany" troll?
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There's a "things were better in Nazi Germany" troll? Sad.
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OP, I've read three books that may interest you. In the Garden of Beasts by Eric Larsen is a true story of the U.S. Ambassador & his family who were appointed by FDR to Berline in the years immediately leading up to the war.
Then there is the biography of the Mitfords. Fascinating stuff.I had no idea one of the Mitford sisters consorted with Hitler nor that Diana Mitford and her hubby were Nazi sympathizers and activists.
FInally, you must read Ken Follett's Trilogy. Well, he just came out with the second book a few months ago. The first is wonderful. Perfect for a long winter read.A well written, well researched historical Saga of several families intertwined stories. I loved it.
Sorry I don't have films ot reccommend but others have seen to that.
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What R2 said. Heimat is engrossing.
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Wasn't there a lot of hot sex during the Nazi era? All-boy orgies among the Hitler Youth and such?
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R6 is right - "The Damned" is all that and a bag of knockwurst. Gays, Nazis, trannys, everything decadent in one engrossing film.
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Schloss Stürzen. An utterly fascinating look at a German noble family and their struggle to keep their their castle home in the first quarter of the 20th century.
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R6 was what I was going to say.
Saw it in the 90s when I was 15. Weird shit.
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What R6 and R12 said. Visconti's THE DAMNED. Helmut Berger in Marlene drag, Helmut Greim (Cabaret), Ingrid Thulin, Dirk Bogarde and a stunning young Charlotte Rampling. Was rated X when it was released.
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Haven't we done the Nazis enough, OP?
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'Upstairs, Upstairs' is original title of 'The Diary of Ann Frank'.
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Oh no you di'int, r17!
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The Damned was loosely based on the (in)famous German munitions family the Krupps.
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Haven't you seen the director's cut of Sound of Music? That Frau Schmidt had Best Supporting Actress written all over her til she went flat on the high C in 'They Call Me Spinster Sauerkraut.'
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Visconti's "The Damned".
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Let's not forget the 16 hours of Berlin Alexanderplatz.
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Will Austria do?
|by Anonymous||reply 23||01/07/2013|
[quote]Haven't we done the Nazis enough, OP?
Why is there always some wimpy little twat hall monitor who jumps into threads just to shit out some passive/aggressive little douche-muffin like this?
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There are so many closet anti-Semites here it's not even funny. Heimat was the end all be all of thsoe types of things. what's next Iron Sky Abbey?!
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Hear, hear, r24.
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Not Nazi Germany, but fascist Italy. "The Garden of Finzi-Continis", a 1970 movie by Vittorio de Sica, based on a novel by Giorgio Bassani. Beautifully shot, with Dominique Sanda and Helmut Berger.
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Read the letters of the Mitford Sisters
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A little earlier, but Mann's Buddenbrooks is a fascinating precursor to what would come later.
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First season of Heimat was fantastic - one of the best TV series I have ever seen. The second a bit less so.
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R19, The same Krupps that made my gorgeous convection oven?
hmmm...Always wondered why it seats eight.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||01/09/2013|
I would love it if HBO did a miniseries based on Christopher Isherwood's The Berlin Stories.
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"The Bavarian Hillbillies"
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Vell, a lott you know about idt.
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A third for Heimat. Totally transfixing television.
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