Das Adlon. Eine Familiensaga - the big family novel based of the successful TV drama "Das Adlon. Eine Familiensaga." The history of the legendary Grand Hotel and the families of Schadt and Adlon once again revive a historic backdrop in a moving series of figures.
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Berlin 1994. Sonja Schadt spent most of her life in the Hotel Adlon at the Brandenburger Tor. She has experienced its founding, its heyday and its decline. She has kept the spirit of the place. When she finally faces her granddaughter, she is ninety years old. Katharina Zimmermann belongs to the team of architects working on the reconstruction of the Adlon. A fateful encounter. Against all internal and external resistance grandmother and granddaughter dissolve the curse that has hindered the women in their family for generations of happiness.
While Sonja Schadt tells her granddaughter Katharina about the heyday and decline of the Adlons, about the women and men in her family and her great love Julian Zimmermann, the reader learns all the drama surrounding Sonja Schadt's origins and life, which began with a lie. Together with her granddaughter, the old lady succeeds in penetrating the veil that lay over her family all those years. The colorful family story tells of the search for self-determination, love and the meaning of life.
Friedrichstadt-Palast Screenplay for a historical drama series
produced by ZDF Günther van Endert, Matthias Pfeiffer
& Constantin TV Fritz Wildfeuer, Kathrin Bullemer Director Uli Edel
Berlin 1987. The GDR is still in political slumber - the old comrades rule and believe in an invincible socialism, The Friedrichstadt-Palast does not care about the morbid state policy. It's all about excellence for dancers, musicians, directors and technology. In the glamorous milieu of the show business is told dramatically and emotionally, musically and erotic, entertaining and comedic about everyday life in the GDR. The Show must go on - Anytime - Anyhow more