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by Edgar Reitz


In the mid 19th century, hundreds of thousands of Europeans emigrated to South America. It was a desperate bid to escape the famine, poverty and despotism that ruled at home. Their motto was: “Any fate is better than death.” Die andere Heimat is a domestic drama and love story set against the backdrop of this forgotten tragedy.

international title: Home from Home — Chronicle of a Vision
original title: Die Andere Heimat — Chronik einer Sehnsucht
country: Germany, France
sales agent: ARRI Media Worldsales
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Edgar Reitz
film run: 230'
release date: DE 03/10/2013, FR 23/10/2013, NL 23/01/2014
screenplay: Gert Heidenreich, Edgar Reitz
cast: Werner Herzog, Marita Breuer, Jan Schneider, Maximilian Scheidt, Julia Prochnow, Mélanie Fouché
cinematography by: Gernot Roll
film editing: Uwe Klimmeck
art director: Anton Gerg, Hucky Hornberger
costumes designer: Esther Amuser
music: Michael Riessler
producer: Christian Reitz
co-producer: Margaret Ménégoz
production: Edgar Reitz Filmproduktion GmbH, ARD Degeto Film GMBH, BR Bayerischer Rundfunk, WDR Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Les Films du Losange
backing: FFF Bayern, Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA), Media Programme
distributor: Concorde Filmverleih, Les Films du Losange, Lumière, Surtsey Films

main awards/selection

Venice 2013 Out of competition
Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival 2013 
Toronto International Film Festival 2013 

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