In the mid 19th century, famine, poverty and despotism made the lives of ordinary people in Europe almost unbearable. As a result, hundreds of thousands of them emigrated to faraway South America. “Any fate is better than death“ was the bitter conclusion that at the same time nurtured their hopes for a decent future elsewhere. In his newest feature film DIE ANDERE HEIMAT, Edgar Reitz unfolds this “chronicle ofquest“against the backdrop of this unforgotten drama. Once again the fictitious village of Schabbach is the setting – microcosm and universe at one and the same time. Here we witness the story of two brothers who realize that only their dreams can save them.

  • Director

    Edgar Reitz

  • Version

    German (OV)
    with English subtitles

  • Produced by

    Christian Reitz

  • Cast

    Jan Dieter Schneider, Marita Breuer, Rüdiger Kriese

  • Genre

    Drama, History

  • Running Time

    230 min.

  • Release

    July 18, 2013

  • Festivals

    Venice Film Festival 2013 (Out of Competition) as World Premiere | Toronto International Film Festival 2013 (Masters) |Festival do Rio 2013 (Focus Germany) | Warsaw Film Festival 2013 (Special Screenings) | Camerimage 2013 (Main Competition)

  • Awards

    Golden LOLA (German Film Awards 2014) for Best Film, LOLA for Best Director and LOLA for Best Screenplay

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  • Status


credits not contractual