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      Nowhere in Africa

      R Released Mar 7, 2003 2 hr. 18 min. Drama List
      85% 100 Reviews Tomatometer 88% 5,000+ Ratings Audience Score Sensing the threat posed by Hitler, Jewish lawyer Walter Redlich (Merab Ninidze) relocates with his wife, Jettel (Juliane Köhler), and daughter, Regina (Lea Kurka), to a farm in Kenya. Regina adapts quickly, forming a bond with Owuor (Sidede Onyulo), the cook, but Jettel is unhappy. Things worsen when the family is made to move again, this time to Nairobi by order of the ruling British authorities. Dispirited, Walter decides to join the Allied army -- and Jettel finds comfort with other men. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Mar 21 Buy Now

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      A visually lovely epic with compelling, three-dimensional characters.

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      Audience Member Though this film can classify as a Holocaust film, portraying pain as a result of the Nazi regime much like the others, it is radically different since it instead captures what is felt by those who were separated from the tragedy back home, and how their upheaval affected their sense of belonging in Germany. The readjustment is very difficult for every member of the family, since the Kenyan culture not only shifted their customs but also their values. A great exploration into culture shock and universal human emotions. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review david l Nowhere in Africa is uneven in quality and long, but this is actually a surprisingly strong historical drama which gives us a different kind of WWII story that was quite interesting while also dealing with the central tumultuous marriage really potently. The dialogue and emotional investment are the highlights along with the acting and the characterization of the main duo. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Rather than survival from the Holocaust or experiencing the exotic life in Kenya, Nowhere in Africa is a humanistic tale on pluralism. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member This one is based on a diary from the daughter in a real-life version of such a story. The mother is not so selfish early on in the real life story. The drama among the family members is as important as the challenge of adapting to another culture. The main servant, Owuor, stands as the link between those two competing plots. The dialogue and acting are both very strong. Overall, it is a very compelling story. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member Beautiful and touching! Loved it <3 Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member A wonderful movie. The characters will be with you long after the end. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      David Ansen Newsweek Link's movie is an absorbing tale of cultural displacement and adjustment. It's also a remarkably complex examination of a marriage. Mar 9, 2018 Full Review Empire Magazine Rated: 4/5 Dec 30, 2006 Full Review Richard Nilsen Arizona Republic Everything in the film rings true, is deeply moving, richly photographed, and wonderfully acted. Rated: 5/5 Jun 26, 2003 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy This Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film expertly blends two popular types of movies to create one seamless motion picture experience. Rated: 3.5/4 Aug 31, 2021 Full Review John A. Nesbit Old School Reviews plods through new terrain in Holocaust related subject matter with a shotgun mentality Rated: C Apr 5, 2012 Full Review Mark Halverson Sacramento News & Review Rated: 5/5 Aug 7, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Sensing the threat posed by Hitler, Jewish lawyer Walter Redlich (Merab Ninidze) relocates with his wife, Jettel (Juliane Köhler), and daughter, Regina (Lea Kurka), to a farm in Kenya. Regina adapts quickly, forming a bond with Owuor (Sidede Onyulo), the cook, but Jettel is unhappy. Things worsen when the family is made to move again, this time to Nairobi by order of the ruling British authorities. Dispirited, Walter decides to join the Allied army -- and Jettel finds comfort with other men.
      Director
      Caroline Link
      Executive Producer
      Andreas Bareiß
      Screenwriter
      Caroline Link, Stefanie Zweig
      Distributor
      Zeitgeist Films
      Production Co
      Bavaria Film
      Rating
      R (Some Sexual Content)
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      German
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 7, 2003, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 25, 2020
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $6.2M
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Stereo, Dolby Digital, Dolby A, Surround, Dolby SR
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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