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Home from Home: Chronicle of a Vision (2013)

Die andere Heimat - Chronik einer Sehnsucht (original title)
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.

Director:

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

Connections

Follows Heimat - Eine Chronik in elf Teilen (1984) See more »

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Another "Heimat" masterpiece from Edgar Reitz
4 November 2013 | by partnerfranceSee 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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Country:

Germany | France

Language:

German

Release Date:

11 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Home from Home: Chronicle of a Vision See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR8,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,601,058
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2.39 : 1
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