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TV: The Second Heimat


Posted 29 July 2005 - 12:05 PM

Plot Summary for
"Zweite Heimat - Chronik einer Jugend, Die" (1992) (mini)

The movie consists 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). Every episode focuses on a different character from the group, although the main storyline and character, the young composer Hermann, continues. The movie tells a story in many different levels about love, friendship, misfortune, loss, art, politics, history with important historic events of the decennium in the background. It was the most costly and ambitious drama production in German television, although very cinematographic. Believed to be partly autobiographic.

The 13 part film is running on BBC4. The first part was on last Sunday, however, there are still 12 parts to go.

Friday 29th July, 10:30 PM - BBC4

2/13 - A Stranger's Eyes. Juan, 1960/61

The second instalment of Edgar Reitz's epic drama shifts from addressing big ideas into a more straightforward love story (not that it's simple) where both Hermann and his Chilean friend Juan have fallen for the cellist Clarissa - and she for them! It's the interwoven lives of these three characters that now hold the stage.

Part 3 is on Sunday, also at 10:30 PM.

Part 4 is on the following Friday at the same time.

Part 5 is on the following Sunday at the same time.

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