(aka "The Call of Faraway Places" )


directed by Edgar Reitz
Germany 1984


Released from a French POW camp at the end of the Great War, Paul Simon returns to his home village of Schabbach in the Hunsruck determined to persue his fascination with radio communications rather than the traditional family trade of blacksmithing. Alois Wiegand - a wealthy farmer, who has become Mayor of Schabbach - shares Paul's enthusiasm for technology (he has just purchased a motorcycle and will later own the village's first motor car) and provides the financial backing for Paul's first wireless set...

Theatrical Release: September 16th, 1984 West Germany

DVD Review:  - Region 2 - PAL

Big thanks to Rob Janik for the Review!

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Tartan - Region 2 - PAL

Runtime 119'18

Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 6.71 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.


Audio Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono, German
Subtitles English (removable), none
Features Release Information:
Studio: Tartan Video

Aspect Ratio:
Fullscreen - 1.33:1

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DVD Release Date: November 22, 2004
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