The Krupps

The Krupps were Germany's most powerful and successful industrial dynasty. The huge quantities of steel they produced gave them dominance over the major arms manufacturers; they were regarded as the armourers of the German nation. And the story of the Krupps family reflects in dramatic and fascinating style the history of Germany from the late 19th through the 20th centuries.

The three-part TV event "The Krupps" will be broadcast by ZDF in March 2009, and to mark the occasion BROADVIEW TV is producing the accompanying documentary. The historical references of the TV drama will be placed in context, and answers will be provided to the crucial question: how could one single family have become so powerful? The film shows how individual destinies within this dynasty were determined by contemporary events. Close friends and relatives interviewed on camera also provide insights into the private lives of a family in which personal happiness was frequently subordinated to the requirements of the company.

Length 1 x 45'
Year 2009
Genre Documentary
Format Digital Betacam
Director Sebastian Dehnhardt, Manfred Oldenburg
Boadcast ZDF