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by Umberto L.

Heimat is a German word that has no simple English translation. It is often expressed with terms such as home or homeland, but these English counterparts fail to encapsulate the true meaning of the word.” (Wikipedia)

This list is about films in which a certain importance is given to the ‘Heimat’ (or to the nostalgic mood that the characters – or the director – feel for it). Suggestions are welcome!

Above: “Citizen Kane” (1941), by Orson Welles.