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Nirgendwo in Afrika (2001)

A German Jewish refugee family moves to and adjusts to a farm life in 1930s Kenya.

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Walter Redlich
Sidede Onyulo ...
Owuor
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Walter Süßkind
Lea Kurka ...
Regina Redlich (younger)
Karoline Eckertz ...
Gerd Heinz ...
Max
Hildegard Schmahl ...
Ina
Maritta Horwarth ...
Liesel
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Käthe
Gabrielle Odinis ...
Dienstmädchen Klara
Bettina Redlich ...
Mrs. Sadler
Julia Leidl ...
Inge
Mechthild Großmann ...
Elsa Konrad
Joel Wajsberg ...
Hubert
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A Jewish family in Germany emigrate short before the Second World War. They move to Kenya to start running a farm, but not all members of the family come to an arrangement with their new life. Shortly after their departure, things are changing in Germany very quickly, and a turning back seems impossible. So everyone has to arrange himself with the new life in a new continent. Written by Benjamin Stello

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One family's tale of a homeland lost... and a homeland found. See more »

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Biography | Drama

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Rated R for some sexual content | See all certifications »

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16 May 2003 (USA)  »

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Nowhere in Africa  »

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Budget:

€7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$716,496 (Germany), 28 December 2001

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,070, 9 March 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,173,485, 5 October 2003

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,873,182, 6 November 2003
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When Jettel encounters the old dying woman, her hair is short, but she doesn't get her hair cut until several scenes in the future. See more »

Quotes

Jettel Redlich: Do you love me?
Walter Redlich: If you let me.
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Featured in Auge in Auge - Eine deutsche Filmgeschichte (2008) See more »

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Simply wonderful!
8 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

What a great movie! I really don't know what to praise first: The great acting, the music or the cinematography, everything is really done more than very well! Fortunately the tribal life in rural Kenia is neither glorified as the only and true way of living, nor is it shown with the arrogance of the civilized. Like Regina the audience will soon become a friend of Owuor, the lovely cook of the family. There are enough problems shown in this movie and the Redlichs have to deal with the death of their relatives who stayed in Germany, with more than one crisis in their marriage and several other things. Other directors would have turned this movie into a terrible tear-jerker, but Caroline Link tells the story with such a warm humor, it's really great. Although this movie also shows the beauty of Africa it depicts Kenia in a realistic way. There are enough other movies about Kenia that are full of sunsets and elephants, showing Africa like a postcard - this is not one of them. And nevertheless I wanted to go there right after watching it. If you loved "Jenseits der Stille", you'll also love this movie.


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