Beyond the Sea

Die andere Heimat
Copyright: Carolina de Góes Amadeu

He made it to Brazil. Jan Dieter Schneider, headliner of the award-winning film „Die andere Heimat“ (Home Away from Home) by Edgar Reitz, travelled to Porto Alegre just for the South American premiere of the film – the place that the film’s protagonist yearns for but never reaches. The audience enthusiastically exchanges a few words in the Hunsrück dialect with the actor. “I was not aware of my responsibility when I took the role of Jakob in the movie. Not until I came here did I realize how important the film is for the people in Rio Grande do Sul,” said Jan Dieter Schneider after the screening.