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Heimat / Homeland

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Tookey's Rating
7 /10
Average Rating
7.25 /10
Marita Breuer, Michael Lesch, Dieter Schaad
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Directed by: Edgar Reitz
Written by: Edgar Reitz, Peter Steinback

Released: 1984
Genre: DRAMA
Origin: W. Germany
Length: 924


A German village changes a great deal between 1919 and 1982.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Made for TV as an 11-part serial, Heimat rewards the length of time you need to set aside in order to see it. It's an enormously detailed study of the impact of social and political change on a rural community in Germany. No political posturing, plenty of insight.

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