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Heimat: A Chronicle of Germany 

Heimat - Eine Chronik in elf Teilen (original title)
The village of Schabbach experiences the shifting fortunes of Germany from 1919 to 1982.
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Series cast summary:
Marita Breuer ...  Maria 11 episodes, 1984
Rüdiger Weigang Rüdiger Weigang ...  Eduard 10 episodes, 1984
Kurt Wagner Kurt Wagner ...  Glasisch / ... 10 episodes, 1984
Gertrud Bredel Gertrud Bredel ...  Katharina 9 episodes, 1984
Karin Rasenack Karin Rasenack ...  Lucie 8 episodes, 1984
Willi Burger Willi Burger ...  Mathias 8 episodes, 1984
Johannes Lobewein Johannes Lobewein ...  Wiegand / ... 8 episodes, 1984
Johannes Metzdorf Johannes Metzdorf ...  Pieritz 7 episodes, 1984
Hans-Jürgen Schatz Hans-Jürgen Schatz ...  Wilfried / ... 7 episodes, 1984
Eva Maria Schneider Eva Maria Schneider ...  Marie-Goot 7 episodes, 1984
Arno Lang Arno Lang ...  Robert Kröber / ... 7 episodes, 1984
Sabine Wagner Sabine Wagner ...  Martha 6 episodes, 1984
Eva Maria Bayerwaltes Eva Maria Bayerwaltes ...  Pauline 6 episodes, 1984
Helga Bender Helga Bender ...  Martina 6 episodes, 1984
Alexander Scholz Alexander Scholz ...  Hänschen 6 episodes, 1984
Jörg Hube Jörg Hube ...  Otto / ... 5 episodes, 1984
Otto Henn Otto Henn ...  Glockzieh 5 episodes, 1984
Manfred Kuhn Manfred Kuhn ...  Wirt 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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Country:

West Germany

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German | English | French

Release Date:

31 March 1985 (USA) See more »

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Heimat See more »

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DEM13,400,000 (estimated)
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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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The 2015 re-release with 4k restoration is in 7 parts. See more »

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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 - as time goes by
8 September 2007 | by tom-hellemansSee all my reviews

You can only appreciate this series if you like the German tradition of very slowly moving, but brilliant novels, like 'the magic mountain' (der Zauberberg) by Thomas Mann. Don't expect any form of action: it's real life, looked at through the eyes of real people, and there's no heroism, just life and the things it does to all of us. I had the habit of watching at least one or two episodes each week in winter, and I think this is the way to enjoy the series; watching the whole thing in - let's say - one week, would ruin it and make it boring. The way music is integrated in the series, and even becomes a theme in the second series, often triggered something; it's like Marcel Proust's 'a la recherche du temps perdu': the emotions shown, the feeling of time moving on and never coming back and history being written without you being able to change a single thing doesn't make you happy, but gives you a mild feeling of accepting things just the way they are.


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