Chronicle of a Vision
Watch Home from Home for a fascinating family saga, when you want to take a trip back in time to a small village in Germany.
The saga begins in the 19th, a time when life was hard and food was scarce.
While the setting of this family’s tale is different than the modern United States, there are many aspects of it that still ring true today.
We all have struggles and family relationships are not always easy.
There are always some who choose to dream of a better future, even if they don’t know the best path to take to get there.
Family and life are complicated!
The movie is in German, which adds to its authentic feel.
There are, of course, English subtitles.
It isn’t rated, but is best for adults who will enjoy the subject matter.
The film is set in a dreary, unforgiving mid-19th century German village in Hunsrück.
It 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.
Edgar Reitz’s film is a heart-wrenching drama and love story set against the backdrop of this forgotten tragedy.
Jakob, our protagonist, tries to immerse himself in literature and learning, as the rest of his family toils to fend off starvation.
He dreams about leaving his village, Schabbach, for a new life in Brazil and the freedom of the wild South American jungle.
Jakob’s brother, Gustav, returns from military service.
His appearance is destined to shatter Jakob’s world and his love for Henriette, as it symbolizes the necessary rift that will set into motion the unraveling of the regimented family structure.
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