Saga of a miner and his family in the Ruhr area of Western Germany in the time from the the late1800s until World War I.




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Series cast summary:
Walter Renneisen Walter Renneisen ...  Alfred Rewandowski 11 episodes, 1983-1990
Claude-Oliver Rudolph ...  Bruno Kruska 10 episodes, 1983-1990
Angelika Bartsch Angelika Bartsch ...  Käthe Boetzkes 9 episodes, 1983
Vera Lippisch Vera Lippisch ...  Pauline Boetzkes 9 episodes, 1983
Dominic Raacke ...  Karl Boetzkes 9 episodes, 1983
Karin Neuhäuser Karin Neuhäuser ...  Erna Stanek 9 episodes, 1983
Werner Eichhorn Werner Eichhorn ...  Walter 9 episodes, 1983
Sunnyi Melles ...  Sylvia von Kampen 8 episodes, 1983
Ralf Richter Ralf Richter ...  Otto Schablowski 7 episodes, 1983-1990
Horst-Christian Beckmann Horst-Christian Beckmann ...  Friedrich Boetzkes 6 episodes, 1983
Patricia von Miseroni Patricia von Miseroni ...  Friedel Boetzkes 6 episodes, 1983
Hans Hildebrandt Hans Hildebrandt ...  Willi Boetzkes 5 episodes, 1983
Uwe Fellensiek Uwe Fellensiek ...  Heinz Kowalski 5 episodes, 1983
Edwin Marian Edwin Marian ...  Steiger Kowiak 5 episodes, 1983
Wolfgang Flatz Wolfgang Flatz ...  Vladislaus 5 episodes, 1983


Saga of a miner and his family in the Ruhr area of Western Germany in the time from the the late1800s until World War I.

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23 October 1983 (West Germany) See more »

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Rote Erde II See more »


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DEM13,000,000 (estimated)
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Intellectual and tentious life in the late industrialization era, explaining how political issues grow
8 August 2000 | by amikus2000See all my reviews

Claude-Oliver Rudolph (James Bond) and Nina Petri (New Reunificated-German Love-Comedy movies) show us their capabilities in this intellectual and historical drawing of the industrialization time in the Ruhr-area. The political impact is developed by the historical and instituional conditions performed by economic might. This is one of those rare non-sugar-honey movies and describe very realistic, how human relations had been formed, realized and changed by life, as they perform nowadays as well.

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