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Heimat - A Chronicle Of Germany Box Set (6 Discs)

Released on 25 October 2004

Featuring: Marliese Assmann, Eva Maria Bayerwaltes & Helga Bender

Format: DVD | Rating: 15 years & over

5.0 out of 5 (1 customer review) | Write a review

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Heimat is Edgar Reitz's epic tale of family life in a small German village which spans across the generations from the end of the First World War. The epic 11 episode series, first shown on BBC television in the 1980's, tells the story of the German village Schabbach through the years 1919-1982...
  • All materials have been digitally re-mastered
  • Each of the six DVD-9 discs (dual-layer format for optimal visual quality) is accompanied by a 16-24 page booklet
  • Original Dolby 2.0 stereo German audio track
  • The deluxe packaging is designed to appear as a historical text
  • Critical analysis from film historian David Parkinson
  • Chapter selection
  • Region 0 - worldwide play

customer Reviews

 Average rating (1 review)

 A fascinating view of life in the Rhineland (Hunsruck) .

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This film chronicles the life of three main families in the ficticious village of Schabbach in the Rhineland. The Simon, Wiegand and Schirmer families provide the main character base and covers the period 1919-1982. Eleven episodes long and over 15 hours makes this a daunting viewing but is so compulsive that it is hard to not watch the`next episode`. One of a trilogy of films directed by Edgar Reitz this first` Heimat` (Homeland) has become something of a cult among travellers to the Rhine/Mosel area of Germany. English subtitles only with dialog in German does not spoil the enjoyment of a great film, driven by village life and very real characters. Someone learning German may find the local `Hunsrucker` dialect hard going but after listening for a while it does get easier to understand. All in all a film that was highly regarded when it was released in 1982 and becomes compulsive viewing.

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ActorsMarliese Assmann, Eva Maria Bayerwaltes, Helga Bender, Peter Harting, Michael Kausch & Johannes Metzdorf
DirectorEdgar Reitz
Certificate15 years and over
ScreenFullscreen 4:3
LanguagesGerman - Dolby Digital (2.0)
Duration15 hours and 24 minutes (approx)
RegionRegion 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players.