Like the sprawling German mini-series Heimat (1984), Der Laden (1998) chronicles the highs and lows of a German family over the course of multiple generations. Based on a novel by Erwin Strittmatter, the epic begins in 1919, as the Matt family opens a general store near the German-Polish border. As sweeping political change and WWII affect the world around the Matts, the family nevertheless clings to its moorings. Director Jo Baier strives to show all aspects of German life over the course of his film’s four-plus hours, which leaves plenty of opportunity for sex. Actresses Cosma Shiva Hagen, Deborah Kaufmann, and Sabrina Rattey all spend some time rolling around with the men of their choice in select scenes.