Nowhere in Africa (Nirgendwo in Afrika) (2001)

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Released 19-May-2004
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A moving love story and a family drama, Nowhere In Africa traces the story of Walter and Jettel Redlich, a successful lawyer and his beautiful, elegant wife, whose lives are transformed when they leave their comfortable home in Nazi Germany with their young daughter and flee to Kenya in 1938.

Walter finds employment managing the farm of a short-tempered British colonial and summons his wife and daughter to join him. While Jettel experiences tremendous cultural and economic shock in adapting to the African landscape, her young daughter Regina immediately begins to blossom, learning the local language and finding a good friend in the family's cook, Owuor.
While the war rages on the other side of the world, the trio's relationships to their foreign environment become increasingly complex as Jettel grows more self-assured and Walter more haunted by the life they left behind. As the family eventually learns to cherish their life in Africa, they also endeavour to find a way back to each other.

Based on a true story, Nowhere In Africa is a remarkable and uplifting tale of the resilience of the human spirit.

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Starring
Juliane Köhler
Merab Ninidze
Sidede Onyulo
Matthias Habich
Lea Kurka
Karoline Eckertz
Gerd Heinz
Hildegard Schmahl
Maritta Horwarth
Regine Zimmermann
Gabrielle Odinis
Bettina Redlich
Julia Leidl
Directed by
Caroline Link
Music
Niki Reiser
Jochen Schmidt-Hambrock
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding RSDL
(86:13)
Drama 2001 135:42 (Case: 141) 576i (PAL) 1 2 3 4 5 6
Video
Widescreen 2.30:1, 16x9 Enhanced
Audio
German Dolby Digital 5.1 (448Kb/s), German Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)
Subtitles
English
Extras
Main Menu Audio, Interviews-Crew-Stefanie Zweig (Author Of Nowhere In Africa), Notes-Interview With Caroline Link (Director), Gallery-Photo-10, Theatrical Trailer-2 - German And US, Trailer-Lost In La Mancha, Standing In the Shadows Of Motown, Trailer-Russian Ark, Bowling For Columbine, Monsoon Wedding
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