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Die andere Heimat - Chronik einer Sehnsucht (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama, History | 11 September 2015 (USA)
Jakob longs for a new life for himself and his troubled family in Brazil.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jakob Simon
Antonia Bill ...
Jettchen Niem
Maximilian Scheidt ...
Gustav Simon
Margarethe Simon
Rüdiger Kriese ...
Johann Simon
Philine Lembeck ...
Lena Zeitz
Eva Zeidler ...
Reinhard Paulus ...
Barbara Philipp ...
Frau Niem
Christoph Luser ...
Franz Olm
Rainer Kühn ...
Dr. Zwirner
Andreas Külzer ...
Dorfpfarrer Wiegand
Julia Prochnow ...
Hebamme Sophie Gent
Martin Haberscheidt ...
Fürchtegott Niem


Jakob longs for a new life for himself and his troubled family in Brazil.

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Release Date:

11 September 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Det andra Heimat  »

Box Office


€8,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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The strange brass instrument played by Florine at the Smearcase Fair is an ophicleide. See more »


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Wonderful - worth the 4 hours
26 November 2016 | by (NJ) – See all my reviews

This may be the finest film I have seen in years. Four hours and I wanted more. The story, characters, script, photography, acting, history are so artfully done, it is hard to imagine how to have made it better (or shorter). The Industrial Revolution had yet to reach Prussia, but in the midst of this backward village, a romantic and scientific mind emerges, who becomes our hero. Everything appears to be historically accurate with a bit of fantasy thrown in to bring brightness to the basic dreariness. How does Jakob become proficient in Spanish and English? Not important. But how does he become a master of Amazonian native languages and carry on a correspondence with the great Alexander von Humboldt! Well that's just a special filmmaker's dream we accept with all the mundane reality. All in all a wonderful film.

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