German historical drama. Jakob Simon dreams of emigrating from his poverty-stricken life as the son of a blacksmith in Schabbach, a village in rural Rhineland.
Jakob Simon fervently dreams of emigrating from his poverty-stricken life as the son of a blacksmith in Schabbach, a small village in rural Rhineland. As he studies the languages of tribal South America, the return from military service of his more worldly brother Gustav fails to break him from his daydream, but day-to-day living in Prussian feudal society means that his dreams have to be put on hold.
In German with English subtitles.
Black and white with colour sequences.
|Jakob Simon||Jan Dieter Schneider|
|Jettchen Niem||Antonia Bill|
|Gustav Simon||Maximilian Scheidt|
|Margarethe Simon||Marita Breuer|
|Johann Simon||Rudiger Kriese|
|Lena Zeitz||Melanie Fouche|
|Hedwig Simon||Eva Zeidler|