Home from home

Home from home

chronicle of a vision

Streaming Video - 2013 | German
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Set in a dreary, unforgiving mid-19th century German village in Hunsrck, Home From Home captures the plight of hundreds of thousands of Europeans who emigrated to faraway South America to escape the famine, poverty and despotism that ruled at home. Their motto was: "Any fate is better than death". Edgar Reitz's film is a heart-wrenching drama and love story set against the backdrop of this forgotten tragedy. It encompasses a time of tribulation and illuminates the revolutionary and intellectual spirit present in the souls who are center of this tale.
Audience: NRT
Publisher: [United States] : Film Movement, 2013.
Made available through hoopla, 2013.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 230 min.)) : sound, color
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Apr 25, 2017

Horrible movie. Tries to be very "artistic" but it is a hit and miss. It is not at all like the Emigrants.

Aug 07, 2016

If you liked the Swedish films "The Emigrants" and "The New Land,"you'll love this one. It's hard for us to imagine the poverty in Sweden and Germany in the 1800's ( and other European countries) that drove whole villages to emigrate never to see those left behind again. The film is beautifully authentic.

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