"Heimat III: A
Chronicle of Endings and Beginnings"
Directed by Edgar Reitz
The continuation of Edgar Reitz's milestone film epic,
Heimat 3 takes the story of the Simon Family into the modern era with
the same passion and attention to character as the first two series. Hermann
(Henry Arnold) and Clarissa (Salome Kammer), the star-crossed lovers of
Heimat II meet in a hotel on the evening of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Caught up in the euphoria over the reunification of their country, the
couple reunite as well. They settle in a romantic old house high above the
Rhine Valley in the Hunsruck, which draws family and friends from far and
wide. The 200-year-old, timber-framed house acts as a hub for the
characters, whose stories of love, success, family, and death unfold amidst
the uncertainty of the changing times. "...a masterpiece of European
film-making" (The Independent). German with English subtitles.