Heimat - Eine deutsche Chronik / Homeland: A German Chronicle / Heimat: A Chronicle of Germany (1984) 6 x DVD9
Heimat, roughly translated as "Homeland", takes place in the small village of Schabbach and tells the story of the Simon family, from 1919 to 1982. From the Third Reich, to the economic boom in the 1950s and the resolution of the Cold War in the 1980s, three generations of the Simon clan live through the most decisive moments in modern German history. Rather than focus on well-known national leaders, the series looks at a modest family trying to cope with rapidly changing circumstances.
Central person is Maria, who we see growing from a 17 year old girl to an old woman, and her family. The family, like the rest of the German people live through the crises after WW-I, the rise and fall of Nazism and WW-II, and the rebuilding and the following prosperity of the village (as a symbol for the whole country) after WW II.

6 x DVD9 | PAL 4:3 | 925 Minutes | 37.4 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Deutsch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama

Director: Edgar Reitz
Cast: Marita Breuer, Kurt Wagner, Rudiger Weigang, Eva Maria Bayerswaltes, Michael Lesch, Dieter Schaad
Country: West Germany

6 Discs with 11 Episodes:

Disc One
1: Fernweh (The Call of Faraway Places) (01:59:22)

Disc Two
2: Die Mitte der Welt (The Centre of the World) (01:29:39)
3. Weihnacht wie noch nie (The Best Christmas Ever) (00:57:52)

Disc Three
4: Reichshohenstrasse (The Highway) (00:58:21)
5: Auf und davon und zuruck (Up and Away and Back) (00:58:39)
6: Heimatfront (The Home Front) (00:58:39)

Disc Four
7: Die Liebe der Soldaten (Soldiers and Love) (00:58:38)
8: Der Amerikaner (The American) (01:42:04)

Disc Five
9: Hermannchen (Little Hermann) (02:18:27)

Disc Six
10: Die stolzen Jahre (The Proud Years) (01:22:12)
11: Das Fest der Lebenden und der Toten (The Feast of the Living and the Dead) (01:40:27)

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