Movie Night Die Andere Heimat (Home from Home)

Die andere Heimat (Home from Home) © Christian Lüdeke

Fri, 04/27/2018

Goethe-Institut Washington

1990 K Street NW, Suite 03
(Entrance on 20th Street NW, lower level)
Washington, DC

Germany, 2014, b/w, 230 min., German with English subtitles, Director: Edgar Reitz

When, in the middle of the 19th century, famine, poverty and despotism oppressed the people of Europe, hundreds of thousands immigrated to distant South America. “You can find something better than death everywhere,” was their hope and bitter realization. Against the background of this unforgotten drama, Edgar Reitz chronologically unfolds the story of longing in his new feature film HOME FROM HOME. The fictitious village “Schabbach” is once again the setting and universe. Here, we witness the story of two brothers who realize that only their dreams can save them in their village.