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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 »
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Awards:
5 wins See more »
User Reviews:
A masterpiece See more (17 total) »

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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Heimat - Eine deutsche Chronik" - West Germany (original title)
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Runtime:
90 min (11 episodes)
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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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53 out of 55 people found the following review useful.
A masterpiece, 26 October 1999
Author: Tabarnouche from Sonar Sound

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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