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Nowhere in Africa (2001)
"Nirgendwo in Afrika" (original title)

R  |   |  Biography, Drama  |  16 May 2003 (USA)
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A German Jewish refugee family moves to and adjusts to a farm life in 1930s Kenya.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jettel Redlich
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Walter Redlich
Sidede Onyulo ...
Owuor
Matthias Habich ...
Walter Süßkind
Lea Kurka ...
Regina Redlich (younger)
Karoline Eckertz ...
Regina Redlich - Older
Gerd Heinz ...
Max
Hildegard Schmahl ...
Ina
Maritta Horwarth ...
Liesel
Regine Zimmermann ...
Käthe
Gabrielle Odinis ...
Dienstmädchen Klara
Bettina Redlich ...
Mrs. Sadler
Julia Leidl ...
Inge
Mechthild Großmann ...
Elsa Konrad
Joel Wajsberg ...
Hubert
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Storyline

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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farm | kenya | africa | jew | tween girl | See All (67) »

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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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Budget:

€7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$716,496 (Germany) (28 December 2001)

Gross:

$44,043 (Hong Kong) (23 January 2004)
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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

[Discussing that Walter wants to go back to Germany]
Walter Redlich: It's not that I don't like the English, it's more... That they don't like me.
Colonel: Well, they don't like me either! I'm Scottish.
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Incredibly Authentic movie on Africa
3 September 2004 | by (NB, Canada) – See all my reviews

There are lots of movies set in Africa. Few come anywhere close to showing the beauty as this movie does. But it is only a backdrop. The plot is captivating and the acting superb.

Having grown up in Kenya, I found the authenticity to be astounding. The use of appropriate languages was mind-blowing. There was not a word spoken that was in German for the sake of the audience -- If it would have been said in swahili, it was; English, in English.

Few movies make quite the impression on me as this one. I seldom watch movies with subtitles, so it took a bit to get used to it, but I think it was better in German than it would have been if it were dubbed.


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