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Heimat II: A Chronicle of a Generation 

Die zweite Heimat - Chronik einer Jugend (original title)
The movie consist of 13 separate episodes each handling a period between 1960 and 1970. The length of these periods varies from one day to some years. It tells the story of a group of ... See full summary »
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 Hermann Simon (13 episodes, 1993)
Salome Kammer ...
 Clarissa Lichtblau (13 episodes, 1993)
Frank Röth ...
 Stefan Aufhauser / ... (13 episodes, 1993)
Noemi Steuer ...
 Helga Aufschrey (11 episodes, 1993)
Daniel Smith ...
 Juan Subercasseaux (11 episodes, 1993)
Franziska Traub ...
 Renate Leineweber (11 episodes, 1993)
Lena Lessing ...
 Olga Mueller (11 episodes, 1993)
Martin Maria Blau ...
 Jean-Marie Weber (11 episodes, 1993)
Armin Fuchs ...
 Volker Schimmelpfennig (11 episodes, 1993)
Hannelore Hoger ...
 Elisabeth Cerphal (10 episodes, 1993)
Michael Schönborn ...
 Alex (10 episodes, 1993)
Holger Fuchs ...
 Bernd (9 episodes, 1993)
Anke Sevenich ...
 Waltraud 'Schnüsschen' Schneider (8 episodes, 1993)
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 Reinhard Doerr (8 episodes, 1993)
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 Mutter Lichtblau (8 episodes, 1993)
Peter Weiss ...
 Rob Stuermer (8 episodes, 1993)
Manfred Andrae ...
 Gerold Gattinger / ... (7 episodes, 1993)
Michael Stephan ...
 Clemens (7 episodes, 1993)
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The movie consist of 13 separate episodes each handling a period between 1960 and 1970. The length of these periods varies from one day to some years. It tells the story of a group of people in Munich (mostly music and film students). Every episode focuses on a different character from the group, although the main storyline and character, the young composer Hermann, continues. The movie tells a story in many different levels about love, friendship, misfortune, loss, art, politics, history with important historic events of the decennium in the background. It was the most costly and ambitious drama production in German television, although very cinematographic. Believed to be partly autobiographic. Written by Theo de Grood <tdg@xs4all.nl>

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5 September 1992 (Germany)  »

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2nd Heimat  »

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DEM 34,200,000 (estimated)
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With a total running time of 25 hrs 32 min, it holds the Guinness World Record for 'Longest Film Commercially Shown In Its Entirety' as it premiered on theater screens in Munich, Germany in September 1992. See more »

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

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A great film novel
18 February 1999 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Zweite Heimat is a very engrossing film with wonderful characterization. After the first two or three episodes, I became very involved with the characters. Some you love, some you hate. It also gives an insight into German society. The story of a group of students trying to find their place in life is, however, universal. Although I am a second generation American, some of the parents in this film reminded me of my own parents, aunts and uncles whose roots are from Germany. I received the set of videos as a Christmas gift so that I could keep up my German. I have some problems understanding the characters who speak in dialect, but most of them speak "Hoch Deutsch." The subtitles do come in handy, although occasionally the white letters are difficult to see, especially when shown against snow! The photography is beautiful and made me long to visit Germany again.


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