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Die andere Heimat (2015)

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Synopsis

In the mid 19th century, hundreds of thousands of Europeans emigrated to faraway South America. It was a desperate bid to escape the famine, poverty and despotism that ruled at home. Their motto was: “Any fate is better than death”. DIE ANDERE HEIMAT is a domestic drama and love story set against the backdrop of this forgot-ten tragedy. It centres around two brothers who realise that only their dreams can save them. The younger of them, Jakob, reads every book he can lay his hands on. He dreams about leaving his village, Schabbach, for adventures on an unknown continent and the freedom of the wild South American jungle. He studies the languag - es of the native South Americans and records his heroic attempts to escape the rural confines of the Hunsrück in an astonishing diary that not only tells us his story but reflects the aspirations and philosophies of a whole era. Everyone who encounters Jakob is drawn into the maelstrom of his dreams: his parents, bowed by the unremitting toil involved in making a living from the soil; his belligerent brother Gustav; and above all Henriette, the comely daughter of a gem cutter fallen on hard times. Gustav’s return from military service is destined to shatter Jakob’s world and his love for Henriette.

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Domestic Releases: September 11th, 2015 (Limited) by Corinth Films , released as Home from Home
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 230 minutes
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Keywords: Prequel, Retro Black and White, 1800s, Immigration, Dysfunctional Family, Brazil, Non Professional Actor, Death of a Son or Daughter
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: ERF-Edgar Reitz Filmproduktion, Les Films du Losange
Production Countries: France,
Germany

Cast

   Jakob Simon
Antonia Bill    Henriette
Maximilian Scheidt    Gustav Simon
Marita Breuer    Magarethe Simon
Rudiger Kriese    Johann
Philine Lembeck    Florinchen
Melanie Fouche    Lena Zeitz
Julia Prochnow    Hebamme Sophie Gent
Werner Herzog    Alexander von Humboldt
Eva Zeidler    Grandmother

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Christian Reitz
Co-Producer    Margaret Menegoz
Screenwriter    Edgar Reitz
Screenwriter    Gert Heidenreich
Cinematographer    Gernot Roll
Production Designer    Toni Gerg
Production Designer    Hucky Hornberger
Costume Designer    Esther Amuser
Sound Mixer    Marc Parisotto
Sound Mixer    Philippe Welsh
Editor    Uwe Klimmeck
Composer    Michael Riessler

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