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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.

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Edgar Reitz

Writers:

Edgar Reitz (screenplay), Gert Heidenreich (screenplay)
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Cast

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

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Drama | History

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Country:

Germany | France

Language:

German

Release Date:

11 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Det andra Heimat See more »

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Budget:

€8,000,000 (estimated)
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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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Follows Heimat 3 - Chronik einer Zeitenwende (2004) See more »

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Germany before Germany
8 June 2014 | by olastensson13See all my reviews

Sometimes a movie has to take four hours. If you stay that long, you not only learn to know the characters, they get under your skin.

A Prussian village. Not boiling yet, because 1848 revolts are some years away, but there are signs. So far people just emigrate, to Brazil in this case, leaving centuries of traditions behind. A sign of something arriving. The minds aren't satisfied.

But the main story is about the village, as a small society and universe there the borders are too close. But the film is anyway focused on individuals. Trying to get shelter from the storm. Which goes on in their souls


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