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.
Home from Home
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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I’d love this for my family.
Thanks for the giveaway.
Tony Platz says
I like movies based on the past . My ancestors are from Germany it is nice to see movies amout that that is not based on war alone .
Richard Brandt says
Hey I’ve seen this! It’s a good one.
Rita M says
Would really like to see this movie – thanks for the chance!
David Hollingsworth says
This reminds me of Michael Hanke film, especially The White Ribbon.
Joseph Stowell says
I think it is fascinating to see historical films made in other countries because it gives a different perspective. Thanks for bringing this film to my attention and the chance to win a copy.
Vickie L Couturier says
I love movies from back in history,,love the clothes and hair styles and the way of life back then
James Coyne says
I love a good movie
JANICE WRIGHT says
I think I would really enjoy this. I love history and Germany is the land of my ancestors.
Thanks for the giveaway!
Ken Ohl says
this looks intriguing
Tandi Cortez says
Thanks for the giveaway! I’ve learned about so many new dvds thanks to your blog!
I love old movies and this sounds interesting. Hope for a win!
Vicki D. says
My sister would love this book. I would give this to her for her birthday.
Buddy Garrett says
It sounds like a great movie. I love family dramas.
Jennifer H. says
Thanks for the giveaway!
John H. says
Thanks for the chance!
Daniel M says
Cassandra D says
Seems very interesting with an authentic feel to the movie, as well.