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Die andere Heimat - Chronik einer Sehnsucht (2013)

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



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Director: Edgar Reitz
Stars: Nicola Schössler, Henry Arnold, Salome Kammer


Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonia Bill ...
Maximilian Scheidt ...
Rüdiger Kriese ...
Philine Lembeck ...
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  »


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€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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Another "Heimat" masterpiece from Edgar Reitz
4 November 2013 | by See all my reviews

I won't write a long panegyric here: I can just say that if you liked the other "Heimat" installments, you will like this "prequel" as well. And if, like many viewers, you watched the previous films with an almost religious devotion, you will feel the same way about this one (actually, two).

Somehow Reitz has found the secret of putting his viewers deeply into the situation to the point where you really do feel "you are there" -- and he can do this whether the setting is contemporary, early 20th century or, as here, in the 1840's.

The first installment is admittedly a little long, but there is ample payback in the second, which seeing the first is necessary in order to set up the situation.

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