In 1842, young Jakob longs to escape from his poverty-stricken life in rural Rhineland. But day-to-day existence under the new Prussian régime means that his dreams have to be put on hold.
German Film Awards: Outstanding Feature Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, 2014
A “rich fresco of historical insight and immersive drama. This is a magnificent, career-capping achievement from one of the great storytellers of our era.” (Time Out)
“Reitz directs with peerless finesse…brings a bygone era to vivid and engrossing life.” (Radio Times)