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Title Heimat [(DVD) videorecording] : a chronicle / by Edgar Reitz ; in coproduktion mit dem SFB und dem WDR ; producer, Inge Richter ; writers, Edgar Reitz and Peter Steinbach ; director, Edgar Reitz.

Publication Info. Chicago, Ill. : Facets Video, 2005.
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 Nichols Adult DVD Foreign Films  GERMAN HEI    AVAILABLE
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Description 6 videodiscs (925 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (31 pages)
System Details DVD, full screen, mono.
Language In German with English subtitles.
Cast Marita Breuer, Gertrud Bredel, Willi Burger, Rudiger Weigang, Johannes Lobewein, Kurt Wagner.
Credits Camera, Gernot Roll ; editor, Heidi Handorf ; music, Nikos Mamangakis.
Note Originally produced as a television mini-series in 1984.
For specific features see interactive menu.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary A massive chronicle of life in Germany, from 1919 to 1982, as reflected in the fluctuating fortunes of the members of one family, initially peasant-farmers, in the fictitious village of Schachbach in the Rhineland. An extraordinary succession of mostly ordinary events and characters--history seen from ground level--vividly acted by a huge cast of both professional and nonprofessional actors.
Contents Disc 1. Introduction to Heimat by Marc Silberman. Episode 1. Fernweh = The call of far away places, 1919-1928 -- Disc 2. Episode 2. Die mitte Welt = The center of the world, 1928-1933. Episode 3. Weihnacht = The best Christmas ever, 1935 -- Disc 3. Episode 4. Reichshoherstrabe = The highway, 1938. Episode 5. Auf und davon un zuruck = Up and away and back, 1938-1939. Episode 6. Heimatfront = The home front, 1943 -- Disc 4. Episode 7. Die Liebe der Soldaten = Soldiers and love, 1944. Episode 8. Der Amerikaner = The American, 1945-1947 -- Disc 5. Episode 9. Hermannchen = Little Hermann, 1955-1956 -- Disc 6. Episode 10. Die stolzen Jahre = The proud years, 1967-1969. Episode 11. Das Fest der Lebenden und der Tot = The feast of the living and the dead, 1982.
Subject Germany -- History -- 20th century -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Families -- Germany -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
DVDs.
Local Subject FOREIGN FILMS (GERMAN), VIDEODISCS.
Genre Television mini-series Germany.
Added Author Reitz, Edgar.
Richter, Inge.
Steinbach, Peter, 1938-
Breuer, Marita.
Bredel, Gertrud.
Burger, Willi.
Sender Freies Berlin.
Westdeutscher Rundfunk.
Facets Video (Firm)
Added Title Heimat
Note Title from container: Heimat : a chronicle of Germany
Added Title Heimat (Motion picture)
ISBN 1565804694
Standard No. 736899059125
Music No. 86904 Facets Multimedia
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