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Heimat 1984

  • 2013-10-02T23:00:00+01:00
  • Das Erste
  • 1984-09-16T08:00:00+01:00
  • 120 mins
  • 2 days, 18 hours, 0 mins
  • Germany
  • English
  • Drama
Heimat is a trilogy of episodic films by Edgar Reitz which views life in Germany between 1919 and 2000 through the eyes of a family from the Hunsrück area of the Rhineland. Personal and domestic life is set against glimpses of wider social and political events. The title Heimat is a German word meaning "homeland". Its use is partly an ironic reference to the film genre known as Heimatfilm which was popular in Germany in the 1950s. Heimatfilms were noted for their rural settings, sentimental tone and simplistic morality.

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Tales from the Hunsrück Villages

Before creating the Heimat series Reitz produced a documentary in 1980/81 about people from his home region, the Hunsrück. The same region the Heimat series is later set. In Geschichten aus den Hunsrückdörfern (Tales from the Hunsrück Villages) he showed people who hadn't left the region. This documentary is not considered to be part of the core Heimat series, but sets the stage for the work to come a few years later. It is further interesting because the documentary is about staying in the region, staying home, while the later series is about leaving home. source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heimat%28filmseries%29#Heimat

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