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80 Ratings

Heimat II: A Chronicle of a Generation

Die zweite Heimat - Chronik einer Jugend

Directed by Edgar Reitz
Germany, Denmark, 1992
TV Mini-series, Drama, History


The movie consist of 13 separate episodes each handling a period between 1960 and 1970. The length of these periods varies from one day to some years. It tells the story of a group of people in Munich (mostly music and film students).

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Heimat II: A Chronicle of a Generation Directed by Edgar Reitz

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1992 | 2 wins including: FIPRESCI Prize

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

1994 | Nominee: European Silver Ribbon

Critics reviews

One’s ordinary life is significantly disrupted—even unhinged—by the process of taking it all in. Even some of my customary critical reflexes were altered, because the experience of duration changes everything. For to agree to see a film of this length is of necessity to step off the conveyor belt of life and to grant an importance to art as a reflection of life that’s fundamentally at odds with the conventional consumption patterns of moviegoing.
May 06, 1994
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