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Die andere Heimat - Chronik einer Sehnsucht (2013)

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


Edgar Reitz


Edgar Reitz (screenplay), Gert Heidenreich (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jan Dieter Schneider ... Jakob Simon
Antonia Bill Antonia Bill ... Jettchen Niem
Maximilian Scheidt Maximilian Scheidt ... Gustav Simon
Marita Breuer ... Margarethe Simon
Rüdiger Kriese Rüdiger Kriese ... Johann Simon
Philine Lembeck Philine Lembeck ... Florinchen
Mélanie Fouché ... Lena Zeitz
Eva Zeidler Eva Zeidler ... Großmutter
Reinhard Paulus Reinhard Paulus ... Unkel
Barbara Philipp Barbara Philipp ... Frau Niem
Christoph Luser Christoph Luser ... Franz Olm
Rainer Kühn Rainer Kühn ... Dr. Zwirner
Andreas Külzer Andreas Külzer ... Dorfpfarrer Wiegand
Julia Prochnow Julia Prochnow ... Hebamme Sophie Gent
Martin Haberscheidt 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) See more »

Also Known As:

Det andra Heimat See more »


Box Office


€8,000,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


Follows Heimat - Eine deutsche Chronik (1984) See more »

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Should I stay or should I go?
8 October 2014 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Not only a song title, but also a dilemma many people in villages might face. There's always reasons that will feed into both sides of the argument (or the decision on what to do). This movie has been considered and called "boring" by some. And I wouldn't blame anyone saying that, because the pace of the movie is really slow.

It takes the time to introduce the characters and it also takes the time to make the evolve (or devolve). The journey might not lead always where you expect it to go and "rules" (unwritten ones) defy feelings many times. But some things can obviously not be changed. So the characters do have to go with the flow of things. Melodrama that could be easily avoided ensues, but that's life isn't it?

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