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Heimat: Chronicle of a Dream

Heimat: Chronicle of a Dream

A Feature film by Edgard Reitz

Release in France : 23/10/2013

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Co-productions :

Les Films du Losange, Arte France Cinéma

French distribution :

Les Films du Losange

Foreign production companies :

Edgar Reitz Filmproduktions, ARD/Degeto Film GMBH

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1842-1844. The story of the Simon family: Johann, a blacksmith, his wife Margret, their three children Lena, older sister to Gustav and Jakob, and the sons' future wives Jettchen and Florinchen. The hand of fate risks destroying this family, but ultimately this is a story of courage and faith in the future.
Tens of thousands of Germans, suffering famine, poverty and the arbitrary nature of governments, emigrate to South America. 'A fate better than death can be found anywhere.'
Jakob, the youngest Simon boy, reads any book he can get his hands on and studies the languages of the Amazonian Indians. He dreams of a better world, adventure, a change of scenery and freedom. He decides to emigrate.
The return of his brother Gustav from military service in the Prussian army sparks a series of events that sorely test Jakob's love and turns his life upside down.

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Full credits (12)

Assistant directors :

Salomé Kammer, Nikolai Eberth

Co-producer :

Margaret Menegoz

Sound recordists :

Marc Parisotto, Philippe Welsh, Etienne Haug

Press Attaché (film) :

Tony Arnoux

Production Designers :

Toni Gerg, Hucky Hornberger

Costume designer :

Esther Amuser

Screenwriters :

Edgard Reitz, Gert Heidenreich

Director of Photography :

Gernot Roll

Production manager :

Sylvia Binder

Editor :

Uwe Klimmeck

Music Composer :

Michael Riessler

French distributor :

Régine Vial

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Feature film

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Germany, France

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Minority French (Germany, France)

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Runtime :

1 h 47 min

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Dolby 5.1

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