Rent Nowhere in Africa (2001)

3.7 of 5 from 110 ratings
2h 21min
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A beautifully realised World War II-set love story spanning two continents, Nowhere in Africa is the extraordinary true tale of a Jewish family who flee the Nazi regime at the very last moment for a remote farm in Kenya. Torn from her comfortable life in Germany, the shy five-year-old Regina embraces her new life discovering the magic in the wilderness or the sun-burnt African plains and the initially strange African people who live there. Her parents however find it harder to leave their European roots behind and to adjust to the poverty and isolation of their new home.
, , , , Lea Kurka, Karoline Eckertz, , Hildegard Schmahl, Maritta Horwarth, , Gabrielle Odinis, , Julia Leidl, , Joel Wajsberg, Miriam Wajsberg, Marian Lösch, Bela Klentze, Peter Lenaeku, Silas Kerati
Voiced By:
Herbert Knaup
Caroline Link, Stefanie Zweig
Nirgendwo in Afrika
Germany, Drama

2003 Oscar Best Foreign Film

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Run Time:
141 minutes
German, Swahili
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
  • Interview with Stefanie Zweig (author of Nowhere in Africa)
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Reviews (2) of Nowhere in Africa

v.good - Nowhere in Africa review by CP Customer

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well worth a watch

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One of my all-time favourites - Nowhere in Africa review by DW

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This is quite superb in every way. After a second or even third viewing the film still wholly absorbs one's attention from beginning to end. It tells the story of a German Jewish family in the 1930s who regard themselves as assimilated Berliners but who are driven from home to forge a new life in British colonial Kenya ("Nowhere" to a Berliner), their struggles to adapt to farming life in a remote region and in time, and through various trials, their growing maturity and acceptance of their situation and what might ultimately come from this experience. Every element of the film, cast, script, cinematography, soundtrack blends perfectly under Caroline Link's direction. It is a film in which warmth, tragedy, deep emotion and even humour blend somehow seamlessly throughout. Certainly, I wish it were better known.

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