About Heinrich Breloer
Heinrich Breloer (born in 1942) studied literature and philosophy in Bonn and Hamburg. The filmmaker and author lives in Cologne and has made over 30 documentaries, including Das Beil von Wandsbek, Treffpunkt im Unendlichen, Todesspiel and Speer und Hitler: the Devil’s Architect. Awarded the Grimme Prize for television several times, his greatest success was the docudrama Die Manns, starring Armin Mueller-Stahl as Thomas Mann. Buddenbrooks is Heinrich Breloer’s first feature film.