Heim Ins Reich

A film by Claude Lahr

Heim Ins Reich retraces a key period in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg’s history, that of World War II. Nazi Germany occupied the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg from 1940 to 1944. Paradoxically, the attempt to include Luxembourg in the Third Reich triggered an awareness of Luxembourg’s national identity. This film tells how this small state found a raison d’être that no one today contests any more. We shall reveal the little-known history of a people that is totally unknown abroad, the history of the failed attempt to incorporate the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg into the Third Reich.


Claude Lahr
Writers: Claude Lahr
Willy Perelsztejn
Cameraman: Stéphane Patti

Willy Perelsztejn

Historians: Paul Feltes
Paul Dostert
Editor: Thierry Faber
Music: Lingo
Long version : 118 minutes / short version : 53 minutes - Beta digital - Stereo - Colour

A coproduction Nowhere Land Productions - CNA - Les Films de la Mémoire

With the support:
  • Of Film Fund
  • Of the program of the European Union
  • Of the Fonares

Prize for the best Luxemburgish film at the Lëtzebuerger Filmpraïs 2005, Luxemburg - october 2005
Public's prize at the Lëtzebuerger Filmpraïs 2005, Luxemburg - octo
ber 2005
Grand Prize for Historical Research
: XXVIIIth International Festival of the Art and Pedagogic Film, UNESCO House, Paris - december 2004

Presented at the Chicago European Union Film Festival 2005
Presented at the Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis 2005
Presented at the Festival des Films du Monde - Montréal, september 2005
Preseted at the Festival du Film d'Histoire de Pessac 2005
Presented at the Laguna Festival Internacional de Cine Histórico 2005

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