The fate of 2 German Junker (as in "royal" Baron)families before and during WW2.The black and white photography of this miniseries is something that can not be recreated > The Speewald area has almost become a sunken treasure. You witness a time where an isolated province with old prussian traditions is being touched and destroyed by 2 outside powers. Caught in the struggle are also a slavic minority, the Suebs, serving their German masters. Rich in culture without the "kitsch" this is not the run of the mill corny type of Heimatfilm. It is much more than that, I would describe it as a haunting timetravel to a lost German way of live.