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Downton Abbey, but set in Germany during the rise of the Nazis

Is there a book or movie like this?

by Anonymousreply 3601/19/2013

Cabaret. Duh.

by Anonymousreply 101/06/2013

Heimat: A Chronicle of Germany (1984 TV mini-series) [1984-]

by Anonymousreply 201/06/2013

Cabaret is Smash set during the rise of the Nazis.

by Anonymousreply 301/06/2013

The Garden of The Finzi-Continis is along this line, but in Italy during the rise of the fascists.

by Anonymousreply 401/06/2013

there will be soon. Called Hitlerland. Based on the book. It's a current hot seller.

by Anonymousreply 501/06/2013

What about Luchino Visconti's "The Damned."

by Anonymousreply 601/06/2013

OP, are you the "things were better in Nazi Germany" troll?

by Anonymousreply 701/06/2013

There's a "things were better in Nazi Germany" troll? Sad.

by Anonymousreply 801/06/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 901/06/2013

What R2 said. Heimat is engrossing.

by Anonymousreply 1001/06/2013

Wasn't there a lot of hot sex during the Nazi era? All-boy orgies among the Hitler Youth and such?

by Anonymousreply 1101/06/2013

R6 is right - "The Damned" is all that and a bag of knockwurst. Gays, Nazis, trannys, everything decadent in one engrossing film.

by Anonymousreply 1201/06/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1301/06/2013

R6 was what I was going to say.

Saw it in the 90s when I was 15. Weird shit.

by Anonymousreply 1401/06/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1501/07/2013

Haven't we done the Nazis enough, OP?

by Anonymousreply 1601/07/2013

'Upstairs, Upstairs' is original title of 'The Diary of Ann Frank'.

by Anonymousreply 1701/07/2013

Oh no you di'int, r17!

by Anonymousreply 1801/07/2013

The Damned was loosely based on the (in)famous German munitions family the Krupps.

by Anonymousreply 1901/07/2013

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.'

by Anonymousreply 2001/07/2013

Visconti's "The Damned".

by Anonymousreply 2101/07/2013

Let's not forget the 16 hours of Berlin Alexanderplatz.

by Anonymousreply 2201/07/2013

Will Austria do?

by Anonymousreply 2301/07/2013

[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?

by Anonymousreply 2401/07/2013

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?!

by Anonymousreply 2501/08/2013

Hear, hear, r24.

by Anonymousreply 2601/08/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 2701/08/2013

Read the letters of the Mitford Sisters

by Anonymousreply 2801/08/2013

A little earlier, but Mann's Buddenbrooks is a fascinating precursor to what would come later.

by Anonymousreply 2901/08/2013

First season of Heimat was fantastic - one of the best TV series I have ever seen. The second a bit less so.

by Anonymousreply 3001/08/2013

R19, The same Krupps that made my gorgeous convection oven?

hmmm...Always wondered why it seats eight.

by Anonymousreply 3101/09/2013

I would love it if HBO did a miniseries based on Christopher Isherwood's The Berlin Stories.

by Anonymousreply 3201/09/2013

"The Bavarian Hillbillies"

by Anonymousreply 3301/09/2013

Vell, a lott you know about idt.

by Anonymousreply 3401/09/2013

A third for Heimat. Totally transfixing television.

by Anonymousreply 3501/09/2013


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