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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Follow-up to the TV trilogy "Heimat", this time for cinemas, set again in the fictional village Schabbach in the Hunsrück region of Rhineland-Palatinate.

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Series cast summary:
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 ...
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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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A masterpiece
26 October 1999 | by (Sonar Sound) – See all my reviews

I can only echo the preceding comments: See this film. I would add some ifs, however: See this film if you appreciate good direction, consistently solid acting, and discriminating characterizations; if you savour cultural subtleties; if you find 20th-century European history fascinating; if you think the dynamics of community life have much to tell about the human condition; if you've ever wondered what it meant to be German in the 1920s, '30s, & '40s (although the film covers 1919-1982); if you can't quite understand how Nazism could have gained acceptance and then pre-eminence in a northern German village far removed from Berlin and full of the usual diverse personalities; if you want to put a human face on the monolithic histories about war and propaganda; and if your attention span is longer than that required by the average Hollywood production (the film runs to something like 16 hours, in 9 videocassettes).

Heimat is a superb cinematic chronicle of social and political change in human enterprise, a Bildungsroman of a community. You will not forget it.


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