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Seasons:
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Release Date:
31 March 1985 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The series (11 episodes) tells the story of the village Schabbach, on the Hunsrueck in Germany through the years 1919-1982... See more »
Awards:
5 wins See more »
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Cast

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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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Series Directed by
Edgar Reitz (11 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Writing credits
Edgar Reitz (11 episodes, 1984)
Peter F. Steinbach (11 episodes, 1984)

Series Produced by
Hans Kwiet .... producer (unknown episodes)
Edgar Reitz .... producer (unknown episodes)
Joachim von Mengershausen .... producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Nikos Mamangakis (11 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Cinematography by
Gernot Roll (11 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Film Editing by
Mulle Goetz-Dickopp (11 episodes, 1984)
Margarete Rose (11 episodes, 1984)
Caroline Meier (9 episodes, 1984)
Carola Aulitzky (5 episodes, 1984)
Heidi Handorf (3 episodes, 1984)
Kirsten Liesenborghs (3 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Production Design by
Franz Bauer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume Design by
Reinhild Paul (3 episodes, 1984)
Regine Bätz (2 episodes, 1984)
Ute Schwippert (2 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Makeup Department
Lore Sottung .... makeup artist (11 episodes, 1984)
Paul Schmidt .... makeup artist (4 episodes, 1984)
Birgit Reinert .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1984)
Ruth Noé .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Production Management
Inge Richter .... production manager (3 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Busch .... assistant director (11 episodes, 1984)
Elke Vogt .... assistant director (7 episodes, 1984)
Martin Höner .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Casting Department
Robert Busch .... casting (11 episodes, 1984)
 

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Also Known As:
"Heimat - Eine deutsche Chronik" - West Germany (original title)
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Runtime:
90 min (11 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Goofs:
Continuity: 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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References Magda (1938)See more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Left Elbow Index, 4 December 2009
Author: eldino33 from United States

Usually, the index deals only with feature length films; however, HEIMAT is an exception, since it is structurally a very long full length movie. The index considers seven variables--acting, plot, production sets,dialogue, artistry, character development, and film continuity--on a scale from 10 as high, 5 as average, and 1 as weak. On all counts, HEIMAT rates a 10. The acting is simply outstanding on every level, from major to minor characters to atmospheres. Even so, two performances are superior: Marita Breuer as Maria and Rudiger Weigang as Eduard. Breuer's facial expressions and eye movements speak volumes. In this case, less is indeed more. Weigang's acting is worthy of the highest one would find on the Shakespearian stage, a Polonius with precise body movement. It is a pleasure to watch both performers. Attention to plot is paramount in a long production, and there are no unnecessary scenes or fill-ins. Both the chronicles of the Simon family and that of Germany are effectively interwoven. One is never bored watching this marathon. The dialogue is appropriate, and the artistry exceptional--especially if the fair scene near the conclusion. Character development is reflected in a natural development over the time of the movie. Suffice it to say that everyone changes to one degree or another. The film continuity is special, held together with change and the changes change brings. There seem to be two minor flaws in the film's continuity: the plane which Ernst flys over the town and the Army MPs who appear in 1944. The plane looks more like a pre-WW II US trainer used by the Canadians who joined the RAF. It certainly is not the Focke-Wulf 190 which Eduard suggests it is. And, secondly, the two American MPs who appear at the Simons' front door in 1944 seem miscast ed. It is not likely that two moustached black MPs from a yet not officially integrated US Army would appear in a small farming community in Germany in 1944. It seems that they better fit MPs from a much later occupying force. I always wonder why these apparent flaws happen. Overall, this mini-series is excellent. I highly recommend you put aside some time and watch it all, which is inevitable once you have seen Part I.

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