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Heimat - Eine deutsche Chronik 

The village of Schabbach experiences the shifting fortunes of Germany from 1919 to 1982.
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Series cast summary:
...  Maria Simon 11 episodes, 1984
Kurt Wagner ...  Glasisch Karl / ... 11 episodes, 1984
Rüdiger Weigang ...  Eduard Simon 11 episodes, 1984
Eva Maria Schneider ...  Marie-Goot 11 episodes, 1984
Karin Rasenack ...  Lucie Hardtke 10 episodes, 1984
Johannes Lobewein ...  Alois Wiegand 10 episodes, 1984
Gertrud Bredel ...  Katharina / ... 9 episodes, 1984
Eva Maria Bayerwaltes ...  Pauline 9 episodes, 1984
Hans-Jürgen Schatz ...  Wilfried Wiegand 9 episodes, 1984
Johannes Metzdorf ...  Pieritz 8 episodes, 1984
Wolfram Wagner ...  Maethes-Pat / ... 7 episodes, 1984
Willi Burger ...  Mathias / ... 6 episodes, 1984
Arno Lang ...  Robert Kröber 6 episodes, 1984
Sabine Wagner ...  Martha Simon 6 episodes, 1984
Helga Bender ...  Martina 6 episodes, 1984
Alexander Scholz ...  Hänschen 6 episodes, 1984
Jörg Hube ...  Otto Wohlleben 5 episodes, 1984
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The series (11 episodes) tells the story of the village Schabbach, on the Hunsrueck in Germany through the years 1919-1982. Central person is Maria, who we see growing from a 17 year old girl to an old woman, and her family. The family, like the rest of the German people live through the crises after WW-I, the rise and fall of Nazism and WW-II, and the rebuilding and the following prosperity of the village (as a symbol for the whole country) after WW II. Written by Roemer Lievaart <lievaart@dds.nl>

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31 March 1985 (USA)  »

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DEM 13,400,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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In the narration at the beginning of "Das Fest der Lebenden und der Toten" we are told that Pauline died in 1979. However on the family tree the date is listed as 1975. This is confirmed when Hermann visits the grave and the date on the tombstone is 1975. See more »

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Heimat is one of the best works of art of the twentieth century. Period. That is really all there is to be said. But the format of these comments forces me to write a minimum of ten lines. Well, lets just say that never before in film there has been as successful an amalgam of epic and lyric qualities. The TV-series depict the troubled history of Germany by focusing on a small community and a handful of families. As the show unfolds they become our family. Also: In art the profound and the entertaining seldom go together. In Heimat they do. Be amazed and cry. Still not enough lines. I have nothing more to say. Heimat is the ultimate television masterpiece.


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