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Nowhere in Africa

6.7
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Original title
Nirgendwo in Afrika
Year
Running time
140 min.
Country
Germany Germany
Director
Screenwriter
Caroline Link (Novel: Stefanie Zweig)
Music
Niki Reiser
Cinematography
Gernot Roll
Cast
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Producer
Bavaria Film / Constantin Film
Genre
Drama | Based On A True Story. Biography. Africa. Holocaust. Nazism. 1930s. 1940s
Synopsis / Plot
A love story spanning two continents, NOWHERE IN AFRICA is the extraordinary true tale of a Jewish family who flees the Nazi regime in 1938 for a remote farm in Kenya. Abandoning their once-comfortable existence in Germany, Walter Redlich, his wife Jettel (Juliane Köhler, of AIMÉE AND JAGUAR) and their five-year-old daughter Regina each deal with the harsh realities of their new life in different ways. Attorney Walter is resigned to working the farm as a caretaker; pampered Jettel resists adjustment at every turn; while the shy yet curious Regina immediately embraces the country-learning the local language and customs, and finding a friend in Owuor, the farm's cook. As the war rages on the other side of the world, the trio's relationships to their strange environment become increasingly complicated as Jettel grows more self-assured and Walter more haunted by the life they left behind. As they eventually learn to cherish their life in Africa, they also endeavor to find a way back to each other.
Awards
2002: Oscar: Best Foreign Language Picture
2002: Golden Globes: Best Nominated Foreign Language Film
2002: Karlovy Vary International Film Festival: Special Jury Prize
2001: 5 German Film Awards: Best Movie, Director, Actor, Screenplay and Score
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