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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 »
User Reviews:
Simply superb See more (17 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 17 of 67)
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 »
Movie Connections:
References Magda (1938)See more »

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40 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
Simply superb, 24 December 2004
Author: Roelof Ruules from Utrecht, the Netherlands

What can one say? This is what (television) drama should be. I saw the first Heimat when it was broadcast in the Netherlands in 1985, shortly after it was released in Germany. I was stunned. It seems that every decade one or two television productions excel, and this was without a shred of a doubt the eighties' highlight. When the second Heimat was shown on Dutch television in two marathon sessions (it runs for over 25 hours in all) I sort of locked myself in, and never regretted it.

I cannot begin to describe what Heimat is about. It's an epos. It's European history of the twentieth century on a small scale, literally. It's 'roman fleuve' and yet it's not. It's your family, that sometimes you wished wasn't there (and for good reasons) and then you're glad to meet again. It's all the human frailty and without the excuses. It *is* the human condition. And it only helps that it is beautifully shot, that the actors put on a superb show, that the music at times is haunting.

Now, on the verge of having the third series shown on TV, the first Heimat is finally available on DVD (with the other two series promised for the next few months). And although I saw most of it about twenty years ago, it is like coming home again and meeting your boyhood friends, those favourite aunts, that dear old uncle - what was wrong with him, again?

If you are looking for action, a thrilling plot, romance in a grand manner, wonderful CGI, and be done before dinner, don't look at Heimat. But if your willing to submerge yourself, to be engulfed by a very good story, to get really, I mean really, well acquainted with characters - well, I'm not in for commercial breaks, but go out and get it!

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