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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Season:

1

Year:

1993
6 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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)
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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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 Fragments: The Women (2006) See more »

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No work of art has influenced me more
28 August 1999 | by (Cambridge, England) – See all my reviews

Seeing this film, or rather set of films, in my early teens irrevocably changed my idea of the possibilities of human interaction and the range of potential experience. This monumental exploration of individuals, and their historical setting, reveals how full bodied and intense every human existence is. The people are portrayed as they are to themselves: their experiences of the smallest to the largest internal and external phenomena are detailed with the greatest of artistry and perception. Edgar Reitz displays a fabulous appreciation of human motivations and longings.

When these phenomena are set against the immense time allowed by the length of the work, one cannot help but apprehend the force and vivacity of happiness, defeat, lust, love, sadness, melancholy, that each person feels. When I saw these films I perceived my future experiences, how my life would inevitably twist and oscillate due to both intended and accidental events. I acquired a feeling of the longevity of being and what it meant to reflect upon past lives, memories and contexts. A masterpiece and a revelation. I only wish the BBC would screen it again.

If anyone knows where I can get a copy, could they contact me


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