Rent Nowhere in Africa (2001)

3.7 of 5 from 110 ratings
2h 21min
Rent Nowhere in Africa (aka Nirgendwo in Afrika) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
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.
Actors:
, , , , Lea Kurka, Karoline Eckertz, , Hildegard Schmahl, Maritta Horwarth, , Gabrielle Odinis, , Julia Leidl, , Joel Wajsberg, Miriam Wajsberg, Marian Lösch, Bela Klentze, Peter Lenaeku, Silas Kerati
Directors:
Voiced By:
Herbert Knaup
Writers:
Caroline Link, Stefanie Zweig
Aka:
Nirgendwo in Afrika
Studio:
Optimum
Genres:
Drama
Countries:
Germany, Drama
Awards:

2003 Oscar Best Foreign Film

BBFC:
Release Date:
29/09/2003
Run Time:
141 minutes
Languages:
German, Swahili
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Interview with Stefanie Zweig (author of Nowhere in Africa)
  • Feature
  • Trailer reel
  • Original trailer
  • International trailer
  • Stills gallery

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Reviews (2) of Nowhere in Africa

v.good - Nowhere in Africa review by CP Customer

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17/01/2006

well worth a watch

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

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21/08/2018

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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