Heimat 2
Die Zweite Heimat

Hermann Simon, the main character, was born in Schabbach in 1940. Before he leaves his village he swears three oaths: first, never to return to his provincial backyard; second, to devote his whole life to music; third, never to fall in love again, for if love exists, it only happens once in a lifetime. And it happend to him when he was 16! Will Hermann be able to keep to his agenda? He makes friends, he finds those who, like himself, do not want to end their days in the place they were born. “All of them are still like children, like trusting little lambs with woolly coats, but already every second gone by decides on success or failure.“

  • Director

    Edgar Reitz, Robert Busch

  • Version

    German (OV)
    with English subtitles

  • Produced by

    Edgar Reitz

  • Cast

    Henry Arnold, Salome Kammer, Anke Sevenich, Daniel Smith, Gisela Mueller, Noemi Steuer, Michael Schoenborn, Hannelore Hoger, László I. Kish, Peter Weiss, Frank Roeth, Lena Lessing, Armin Fuchs, Martin Maria Blau, Franziska Traub

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  • Running Time

    1532 min.

  • Release

    January 1, 0092

  • Festivals

    Adolf Grimme Preis 1993 | Fernsehspielpreis Baden-Baden 1994 | Golden-Gate-Award San Francisco 1994 | Biennale Venice: Special Award Golden Lion 1992 | Lucchino Visconti-Prize Rome 1993 | Telestar Television Prize 1993 | Euope d’Honneur Cannes 1994 | Kultureller Ehrenpreis der Stadt München 1992

  • Awards

    British Academy Award 1986, English Critic’s Prize 1985, Adolf Grimme Preis 1984 & 1985, Die Goldene Kamera 1984, Fipresci Prize Venice 1984, Deutscher Kritikerpreis 1984, Staatskunstpreis Mainz 2000

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  • Status


credits not contractual