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Heimat: A chronicle of Germany [videorecording]

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Eleven-part series directed by Edgar Reitz chronicling over 60 years of turbulent German history from 1919 to 1982. The story is centred around the economic meltdown that followed World War I, the rise and fall of the Nazis, World War II and the subsequent rebuilding of East and West Germany in their two halves. Set in a small fictional rural village, it follows the fortunes of a woman called Maria (Marita Breuer) who at the start of the series is a young girl, and by the end an old woman who has lived to tell the tale of some of history's harshest moments. The episodes are: 'Fernweh - 1919-28', 'Die Mitte der Welt - 1929-1933', 'Weihnacht Wie Noch Nie - 1935', 'Reichshöhenstra_e - 1938', 'Auf und Davon und Zurück - 1938/1939', 'Heimatfront - 1943', 'Die Liebe der Soldaten - 1944', 'Der Amerikaner - 1945-1947', 'Hermännchen - 1955/56', 'Die Stolzen Jahre - 1967-1969' and 'Das Fest der Lebenden und der Toten - Herbst 1982'.
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Heimat: A chronicle of Germany [videorecording] / producer, Edgar Reitz; producer, Hans Kwiet.
Tartan, 2004.
6 videodiscs (990 min.) : col. & b&w.
SET6.In box.Includes the book "Heimat":an introduction by David Parkinson.Originally broadcast on UK TV in 1984.This 15 and and a half hour series was shot over 2 years and features 32 leading performers, 140 speaking roles and almost 4,000 extras.Region 2, 6 disc(s), Disc format DVD 9 dual layer, Interactive menus, Ratio (1:1.33 (4:3) Standard), Languages (German), Subtitles (English).Made in 1984.Credits: music, Nicos Mamangakis.Boxed.Credits: director, Edgar Reitz; writer, Edgar Reitz; writer, Peter F. Steinbach; music, Nicos Mamangakis.
Cast: Cast: Marita Breuer, Marliese Assmann, Eva Maria Bayerwaltes, Helga Bender, Gabriele Blum, Gertrud Bredel, Willi Burger, Peter Harting, Otto Henn, Jörg Hube, Michael Kausch, Karin Kienzler, Mathias Kniesbeck.
BBFC code: 15.
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