Heimat: A Chronicle of Germany (1984)
"Heimat - Eine deutsche Chronik" (original title)

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The series (11 episodes) tells the story of the village Schabbach, on the Hunsrueck in Germany through the years 1919-1982. Central person is Maria, who we see growing from a 17 year old ... See full summary »

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Marita Breuer ...
 Maria Simon (11 episodes, 1984)
Kurt Wagner ...
 Glasisch Karl / ... (11 episodes, 1984)
Rüdiger Weigang ...
 Eduard Simon (11 episodes, 1984)
Eva Maria Schneider ...
 Marie-Goot (11 episodes, 1984)
Karin Rasenack ...
 Lucie Hardtke (10 episodes, 1984)
Johannes Lobewein ...
 Alois Wiegand (10 episodes, 1984)
Gertrud Bredel ...
 Katharina / ... (9 episodes, 1984)
Eva Maria Bayerwaltes ...
 Pauline (9 episodes, 1984)
Hans-Jürgen Schatz ...
 Wilfried Wiegand (9 episodes, 1984)
Johannes Metzdorf ...
 Pieritz (8 episodes, 1984)
Wolfram Wagner ...
 Maethes-Pat / ... (7 episodes, 1984)
Willi Burger ...
 Mathias / ... (6 episodes, 1984)
Arno Lang ...
 Robert Kröber (6 episodes, 1984)
Sabine Wagner ...
 Martha Simon (6 episodes, 1984)
Helga Bender ...
 Martina (6 episodes, 1984)
Alexander Scholz ...
 Hänschen (6 episodes, 1984)
Jörg Hube ...
 Otto Wohlleben (5 episodes, 1984)
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The series (11 episodes) tells the story of the village Schabbach, on the Hunsrueck in Germany through the years 1919-1982. Central person is Maria, who we see growing from a 17 year old girl to an old woman, and her family. The family, like the rest of the German people live through the crises after WW-I, the rise and fall of Nazism and WW-II, and the rebuilding and the following prosperity of the village (as a symbol for the whole country) after WW II. Written by Roemer Lievaart <lievaart@dds.nl>

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In the narration at the beginning of "Das Fest der Lebenden und der Toten" we are told that Pauline died in 1979. However on the family tree the date is listed as 1975. This is confirmed when Hermann visits the grave and the date on the tombstone is 1975. See more »

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Followed by Heimat 3: A Chronicle of Endings and Beginnings (2004) See more »

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Like most other people who saw the series so many years ago,It has remained vividly in my mind,and was a very welcome release on DVD. Although the entire cast were excellent,the performance of Marita Breuer as Maria was outstanding.An amazing, and thoroughly convincing portrayal of the phases of one womans lifetime.With so many strong characters appearing through the story,her magnetism is all the more remarkable. Now we have the wonderful news that HEIMAT 2 will be released in May,with HEIMAT 3 following in August.Can't wait. HEIMAT has to the best piece of sustained drama ever to appear on the small screen.Why can't British TV produce programmes of this calibre? The Singing Detective from the BBC remains the only thing approaching it for quality.


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