Heimat II: A Chronicle of a Generation (1992)
"Die zweite Heimat - Chronik einer Jugend" (original title)

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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 ... See full summary »

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 Hermann Simon (13 episodes, 1993)
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 Clarissa Lichtblau (13 episodes, 1993)
Frank Röth ...
 Stefan Aufhauser / ... (13 episodes, 1993)
Noemi Steuer ...
 Helga Aufschrey (11 episodes, 1993)
Franziska Traub ...
 Renate Leineweber (11 episodes, 1993)
Daniel Smith ...
 Juan Subercasseaux (11 episodes, 1993)
Lena Lessing ...
 Olga Mueller (11 episodes, 1993)
Martin Maria Blau ...
 Jean-Marie Weber (11 episodes, 1993)
Armin Fuchs ...
 Volker Schimmelpfennig (10 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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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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This drama is so powerful, I feel that I am amongst friends.
27 October 2002 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

This epic brings together a superbly-gifted cast and crew, a narrative depth superior to most novels, wonderful music, philosophy and a connection to LIFE that I find difficult to explain. To immerse oneself in Die Zweite Heimat is for me akin to a spiritual experience, similar to the awe one gets when looking at the stars in a clear night sky. The language, and use of both colour and monochrome segments adds to the dramatic impact. The film inspired me to go to Munich and visit some of the locations, including the Edgar Reitz office. From then on, I vowed to improve my German skills - after Die Zweite Heimat I feel almost German, as if I am in the head of the characters. I also try to match the piano playing of Henry Arnold (Hermann), but this is the one thing that will always elude me ! This drama is unparalleled and I have been fortunate to see it on BBC2 in the UK and SBS in Australia. The sequel, Heimat 3, is currently being filmed in Germany.


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