Heimat 2 (Die Zweite Heimat)

Heimat 2 (Die Zweite Heimat)
Drama - 1992 - Germany

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
Dop: Gernot Roll, Gerard Vandenberg, Christian Reitz
Screenplay: 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
Music: Nikos Mamangakis
Technical Details: 35mm, color, b&w, 1:1,66, 1,532 minutes, 45.906 meters
Original Language: German
Subtitle Dubbed: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch
Producer: Edgar Reitz
ARRI Media Services: International Sales
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
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