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Die andere Heimat (2015)

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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.


Movie Details

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
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: ERF-Edgar Reitz Filmproduktion, Les Films du Losange
Production Countries: France,

Leading Cast

   Jakob Simon

Supporting Cast

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
Eva Zeidler    Grandmother


Werner Herzog    Alexander von Humboldt

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Production and Technical Credits

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

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