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Die Patriarchin (2005– )

TV Mini-series | 270 min | Drama

Nina Vandenberg is married to a coffee entrepreneur and a frustrated housewife. While the whole family celebrates her husband Gero's birthday in Switzerland, she sits lonley and drunken in their mansion in Hamburg and burns down the ...See moreNina Vandenberg is married to a coffee entrepreneur and a frustrated housewife. While the whole family celebrates her husband Gero's birthday in Switzerland, she sits lonley and drunken in their mansion in Hamburg and burns down the living-room. After she is released from hospital, Gero dies in a plane crash. His legacy reveals some very bad news for Nina: illegal money was found in the wreck, the company is nearly bankrupt and she is accused of tax fraud now. While Nina learns that her whole life has been a lie, the company's intriguing vice CEO Wolf Sevening tries to take control. Although some members of her own family also fight against her, Nina starts to search vanished money -40 million euros- which could save the enterprise and her life. Three men are her allies: Bent Peerson, her husband's former business partner, Jens Thiede, official in charge of the tax office, and Gero's older brother Arno who emigrated to Kenya many years ago. As the family owns a big plantation there, Nina thinks she could find the money, but reveals a bitter secret of her own past in Africa instead... Written by fippi2000 See less
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Jan 3, 2005 (Germany)

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53 cast members
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Iris Berben
Nina Vandenberg Nina Vandenberg   See fewer
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Ulrich Noethen
Bent Peerson Bent Peerson   See fewer
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Sophie Rois
Tanja Sevening Tanja Sevening   See fewer
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Christoph Waltz
Wolf Sevening Wolf Sevening   See fewer
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Ina Weisse
Corinna Vandenberg Corinna Vandenberg   See fewer
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Jürgen Tarrach
Jens Thiede Jens Thiede   See fewer
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Felix Eitner
Kai Vandenberg Kai Vandenberg   See fewer
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Steffen Wink
Steffen Vandenberg Steffen Vandenberg   See fewer
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Nadja Bobyleva
Finja Vandenberg Finja Vandenberg   See fewer
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Adrian Topol
Nils Vandenberg Nils Vandenberg   See fewer
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Lisa Kreuzer
Ilka Vandenberg Ilka Vandenberg   See fewer
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Julia Stinshoff
Sanna Vandenberg Sanna Vandenberg   See fewer
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Hans Diehl
Robert Bruckner Robert Bruckner   See fewer
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Alexander Kerst
Gorm Vandenberg Gorm Vandenberg   See fewer
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Ulrich von Dobschütz
Staatsanwalt Reuter / Staatsanwalt Staatsanwalt Reuter / Staatsanwalt   See fewer
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Friedrich Karl Praetorius
Anwalt Bronner Anwalt Bronner   See fewer
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Debora Weigert
Frau Claasen Frau Claasen   See fewer
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Michael König
Gero Vandenberg Gero Vandenberg   See fewer
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Jeroen Willems
Henry Theegarten Henry Theegarten   See fewer
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Oscar Ortega Sánchez
Hernan Rodriguez Hernan Rodriguez   See fewer
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Horst Kotterba
Friedrich Farell Friedrich Farell   See fewer
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Tobias Schenke
Frank Tischler Frank Tischler   See fewer
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Bernd Jeschek
Vorstandsmitglied Vorstandsmitglied   See fewer
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Rut Rex
Freia Vandenberg Freia Vandenberg   See fewer
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Heidi Baratta
Haushälterin bei Vandenberg Haushälterin bei Vandenberg   See fewer
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Nikola Kastner
Nils' Freundin Nils' Freundin   See fewer
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Cloe Mitchell
Actress Actress   See fewer
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Emily Gratton
Actress Actress   See fewer
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Miguel Herz-Kestranek
Arno Onyango geb. Vandenberg Arno Onyango geb. Vandenberg   See fewer
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Dietrich Mattausch
Joost Hasselbrook Joost Hasselbrook   See fewer
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Mumbi Kaigwa
Charity Onyango Charity Onyango   See fewer
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Wambui Murima
Lugana Kipkemboi Lugana Kipkemboi   See fewer
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Michelle Morgan
Onyangos Tochter Onyangos Tochter   See fewer
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Manuel Cauchi
Bank Manager Bank Manager   See fewer
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Rudy Ruggiero
Herr Dreesen Herr Dreesen   See fewer
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Babsy Artner
High Society Lady High Society Lady   See fewer
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Lina Rabea Mohr
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Charles Rettinghaus
Erzähler (uncredited) Erzähler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Manfred-Anton Algrang
Marketingleiter (uncredited) Marketingleiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Brigitte Antonius
Ältere Frau auf der Charity-Gala (uncredited) Ältere Frau auf der Charity-Gala (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nina-Friederike Gnädig
Stewardess (uncredited) Stewardess (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Kretschmar
Nils' Freund (uncredited) Nils' Freund (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sven Rothkirch
Vorstandsmitglied (uncredited) Vorstandsmitglied (uncredited)   See fewer
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Simon G. Mueller
Polizist in Zivil (uncredited) Polizist in Zivil (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.4 / 10 | 65 votes