H. Brückner v. Grumbkow,

J. Brückner


Christine Kabisch,

Helmut Metzger


Hans-Jörg Allgeier,

Helge Peyker


Andrea Wimmer,

Ulrike Leipold


H.-G. Wagener (Titel),

M.Beckmann & G.Marlow


R. Schulte-Hemming,

J. Langbein


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The Rheinbergs (Pilot Episode + Series 1-19)


Banking is their trade. Power is their goal. Love is their weakness.

Some families are united by love, others by tragedy or strokes of fate. And then there are families like the Rheinbergs, united by boundless ambition, ruthless power and fabulous wealth. To the owners of the distinguished, gold-class Rheinberg Bank, feelings aren't important where money is involved - and love isn't worth a cent if power is at stake.

The Rheinbergs are a pillar of Frankfurt society, their bank a respected institution, their family estate a magnificent stud farm. Holding the reins of the family empire is matriarch Lilo von Rheinberg, determined to rule over her family till her parting breath. Yet her power pales in comparison with that of her son Markus, the dashing but unscrupulous head of the family bank. His beautiful and elegant wife Sophia exerts a stabilizing influence on him and their three grown children: Frank, a budding bank executive in love with Grace, a district attorney; Elena, a horse specialist; and Marietta, the spoiled child who always gets what she wants from people - especially from her grandmother...

Trouble enters the family in the form of Mona Sailer and her daughter Ariane. Mona is Markus von Rheinberg's sister, who turned her back on her family 30 years ago and raised her daughter alone in Spain. But after discovering her true origins, Ariane vows to claim her share of the family's fortunes - which also means navigating the treacherous waters of her family's established power structures. Mona returns to the family fold only to stand by her daughter, even though she hardly has to: Ariane has all the brains and cunning of a Rheinberg.

Yet Mona and Ariane are the least of the Rheinbergs' current problems. Commerce Senator Blessmann vows to avenge himself on the family for the death of his father, the Rheinbergs' trusted assistant and right-hand man. Then the mysterious demise of a prostitute threatens to cast a shameful light on Markus von Rheinberg and his brother-in-law, and even to tear the family apart when District Attorney Grace, Frank von Rheinberg's girlfriend, begins to investigate...

Dark secrets from the family's past are brought to light by various victims of the mighty Rheinbergs. And new assaults on the family's wealth and standing are undertaken by others, who covet the family's immense fortune. But as these ordeals and the international financial crisis threaten to destroy the family and its business, the Rheinbergs realize that they can only successfully face new challenges, both global and local, if they overcome their differences and work together - perhaps the biggest challenge of all.



Editorial Department:

Hans-Wolfgang Jurgan/ARD Degeto

Dr. Andrea Artner /ORF



Roland Koch

Markus v. Rheinberg

Prod. Manager

Armin Mahr

Susanne Schäfer

Sophia v. Rheinberg


Uwe Schiefer

Angela Roy

Gerlinde Locker

Mona Sailer

Lilo v. Rheinberg

Set designer

Sandra Kavelly,

Fritz Günthner

Anna Bertheau

Johannes Zirner

Gunther Gillian

Ariane Sailer

Frank v. Rheinberg

Martine la Rocca


Cornelia Streiter,

Stefanie Schroeter,

Stephanie Spitznagel

Luca Jochen

Elena von Eysmondt

Jana Klinge

Carlos la Rocca

Cinzia la Rocca

Elena la Rocca

v. Rheinberg

Make up

Nicole Stoewesand,

Katharina Gütter,

Lisa Grass

Jytte-Merle Böhrnsen


Kai Lentrodt

Michael Brandner

Milena Karas

Nana Krüger

Andrea L'Arronge

Irina Wanka


v. Rheinberg

Philipp Markland

Will Stern

Grace Chang

Isabel von Norden

Ruth Markland

Frau Zander