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By Edgar REITZ

ARRI MEDIA INTERNATIONAL - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2013

DIE ANDERE HEIMAT is a beautifully-shot epic family-drama, which focuses with utmost authenticity on the story of ordinary people and their lives. Against the background of rural Germany in the mid-19th century, whole villages suffer from famine and pover

Festivals
& Awards

La Biennale di Venezia - Venice FF 2013
Out of Competition
Toronto - TIFF 2013
Masters
Warsaw Film Festival 2013
Special Screenings
Camerimage 2013
German Film Awards 2014
Golden LOLA for Best Film, , LOLA for Best Director and LOLA for Best Screenplay
    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • GERMANY
    • Languages
    • GERMAN
    • Duration
    • 230 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Edgar REITZ
    • Writer(s)
    • Edgar REITZ, Gert Heidenreich
    • Producer(s)
    • Christian REITZ (ERF Filmproduktion ), Margaret MENEGOZ (Les Films du Losange)
    • Synopsis
    • Against the background of rural Germany in the middle of the 19th century when whole villages suffering from famine and poverty emigrated to faraway South America – Edgar Reitz tells a dramatic family and love story in his new feature film DIE ANDERE HEIMAT. The story centres on two brothers, who one day have to make a final decision: leave, or stay? Jakob, a character unusually romantically-inclined (for a farm-boy), dreams himself from his misery into a better world: a paradise in the tropical forests of Brazil. He is making plans to emigrate for good together with the love of his life, Jettchen, the daughter of an impoverished lapidary family from his village – and to live among strangers, to learn their language and to experience big adventures. The return of his brother from the Prussian military service however gives the impetus for events which will abruptly shake the love between Jakob and Jettchen, and steer Jakob’s life in an entirely different direction. In memorable images of the great exodus of the Hunsrück farmers who, in endless columns of highly loaded huge horse-drawn carts, fight their way through the Hunsrück valleys – Edgar Reitz tells about an epoch in which Germany was an emigration country... and people in search of another Heimat. Filmed at original locations and supported by the local population, the picture follows the spirit of the world famous HEIMAT TRILOGY and opens a cinematic panorama which authentically depicts ordinary people and their lives.
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