Heimat (1984)

Drama 1h 30m


Heimat premiered on West German television in 1984 and follows the life of Maria Simon, a woman living in the fictional village of Schabbach. It was filmed in and around the village of Woppenroth in Rhein-Hunsrück, a rural region of Germany to the west of the Rhineland-Palatinate. Spanning 1919 to 1982, the film depicts how historical events affect the Simon family and the community in which they live.

  1. Edgar Reitz


Series Cast

  1. Gertrud Bredel

    Katharina, Katharina Simon

    12 Episodes

  2. Kurt Wagner

    Glasisch Karl

    11 Episodes

  3. Marita Breuer

    Marita Breuer

    Maria Simon

    11 Episodes

  4. Rüdiger Weigang

    Rüdiger Weigang

    Eduard Simon

    11 Episodes

  5. Karin Rasenack

    Karin Rasenack

    Lucie Hardtke

    11 Episodes

  6. Willi Burger

    Mathias Simon

    11 Episodes

  7. Johannes Lobewein

    Alois Wiegand

    11 Episodes

  8. Hans-Jürgen Schatz

    Hans-Jürgen Schatz

    Wilfried Wiegand

    11 Episodes

  9. Eva Maria Schneider


    11 Episodes

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Season 1

1984 | 11 Episodes

Heimat means homeland. 11 episodes follows a woman named Maria from the village Schabbach, on the Hunsrueck in Germany, through the years 1919-1982 covering such issues: WWI and its aftermath; the rise of Hitler; WWII; the fall of Hitler; the rebuilding of Germany; and the return of prosperity to the village.

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language German


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