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Home from Home – Chronicle of a Vision(Die andere Heimat - Chronik einer Sehnsucht)

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Germany, France · 2013
3h 45m
Director Edgar Reitz
Starring Jan Dieter Schneider, Antonia Bill, Maximilian Scheidt, Marita Breuer
Genre Drama, History

A film follow-up to the acclaimed miniseries "Heimat," this prequel charts the fortunes of Jakob who dreams of leaving behind the famine and poverty that characterize life in his mid-19th-century German village, to seek his fortune in Brazil.

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The Hollywood Reporter by Boyd van Hoeij

Though in several ways related to the previous Heimat films, this beautifully shot black-and-white feature is accessible even for those unfamiliar with Reitz’s previous work.


Slant Magazine by Clayton Dillard

For all of its evident toil in recreating historically accurate environments and researching the precise conditions in varying regions, it has little force as a work of cinema.


Variety by Jay Weissberg

Reitz maintains his visionary sweep through history, favoring plot over development of characters, except as embodiments of large themes.


The New York Times by Nicolas Rapold

Home From Home is imbued with the villagers’ attachment to the land, but while dutifully capturing the period, the film feels less layered than Mr. Reitz’s past work.

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