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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 Helga Aufschrey (11 episodes, 1993)
Franziska Traub ...
 Renate Leineweber (11 episodes, 1993)
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 Juan Subercasseaux (11 episodes, 1993)
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 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 ...
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Anke Sevenich ...
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 Reinhard Doerr (8 episodes, 1993)
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Peter Weiss ...
 Rob Stuermer (8 episodes, 1993)
Manfred Andrae ...
 Gerold Gattinger / ... (7 episodes, 1993)
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 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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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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29 April 1999 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I remember watching this - presumably all however-many-hours (26?!) -it-was

  • on BBC2 as a teenager who had just started learning German. How I long


for it to be repeated again. It was a great (though obviously not a commercial) success here in Britain, thanks to the Beeb. Sadly the German public state broadcaster, Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR), which funded Die Zweite Heimat, chose to relegate it to a very late night slot when it was premiered, so in its own country it is less well known.

Meanwhile, though, if you can read German, try and get a copy of the screenplay. A massive hardback, to read the scripts and directions is just as engrossing as watching the films themselves - and there's some lovely colour and black-and-white stills too.

And if you haven't seen Heimat, the prequel, do so too!


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