Heimatfilm is a film genre that was popular in Germany in the 1950s. Heimatfilms were noted for their rural settings, sentimental tone and simplistic morality. Heimat is a German word meaning homeland. Even in the early days of film history, the audience appetite for new content was voracious. ... The 1950s were the decade that spanned the years 1950 through 1959, although some sources say from 1951 through 1960. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A homeland is the concept of the territory to which one belongs; usually, the country in which a particular nationality was born. ...
English-language features that could qualify as Heimatfilme include Lassie Come Home, Spencer's Mountain, and Where the Red Fern Grows. Lassie Come Home is a 1943 film which tells the story of a poor boys dog who, when sold to a rich nobleman, makes a difficult journey to return home to her original owner. ... Spencers Mountain is a 1963 family film written, directed, and produced by Delmer Daves from a novel by Earl Hamner. ... Where the Red Fern Grows (ISBN 044022814X) is a 1961 novel by American author Wilson Rawls about a boy who acquires and trains two Redbone Coonhound hunting dogs. ...
The trilogy of films called "Heimat" by the German director Edgar Reitz (1984, 1992 & 2004) are partly an ironic reference to this type of sentimental film. Heimat is a trilogy of episodic films by Edgar Reitz which views life in Germany between 1919 and 2000 through the eyes of a family from the Hunsrück area of the Rhineland. ... Edgar Reitz (born November 1, 1932 in Morbach, Rhineland-Palatinate) is a German filmmaker. ...
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