Home from Home (2013 film)

Home from Home (German: Die andere Heimat – Chronik einer Sehnsucht) is a 2013 German drama film directed by Edgar Reitz. It was screened out of competition at the 70th Venice International Film Festival.[1][2] It is shot in black and white, but there are some colour sequences. It is a prequel to the Heimat film series and concerns the Simon family living in the fictional Hunsrück village of Schabbach from 1840–1844.

Home from Home
Film poster
Directed byEdgar Reitz
Produced byChristian Reitz
Written byGert Heidenreich
Edgar Reitz
StarringJan Schneider
CinematographyGernot Roll
Release date
  • 29 August 2013 (2013-08-29) (Venice)
  • 28 September 2013 (2013-09-28) (Germany)
Running time
225 minutes


  • Jan Dieter Schneider as Jakob Simon
  • Antonia Bill as Henriette (Jettchen)
  • Maximilian Scheidt as Gustav Simon
  • Marita Breuer as Margarethe Simon
  • Rüdiger Kriese as Johann Simon
  • Philine Lembeck as Florinchen
  • Mélanie Fouché as Lena
  • Eva Zeidler as Großmutter
  • Reinhard Paulus as Unkel
  • Barbara Philipp as Frau Niem
  • Christoph Luser as Franz Olm
  • Rainer Kühn as Dr. Zwirner
  • Konstantin Buchholz as Der junge Baron
  • Andreas Külzer as Dorfpfarrer Wiegand
  • Julia Prochnow as Hebamme Sophie
  • Werner Herzog as Alexander von Humboldt
  • Jeroen Perceval as Auswanderungswerber


Home from Home was screened at the Venice Film Festival in September 2013.

Critical reception

On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 83% based on 12 reviews, with an average rating of 7.7/10.[3] On Metacritic, the film has a score of 70 out of 100 from 6 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[4]


  1. "Out of Competition". labiennale. Archived from the original on 28 July 2013. Retrieved 27 July 2013.
  2. "Venice film festival 2013: the full line-up". The Guardian. London. 25 July 2013. Retrieved 27 July 2013.
  3. "Home from Home: Chronicle of a Vision (Die Andere Heimat) (2015)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  4. "Home from Home: Chronicle of a Vision Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
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