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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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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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Nowhere in Africa  »

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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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After giving the radio to Walter, Susskind wishes him good luck with the well; as he drives away, the reflection of the camera truck can be seen on the door of his truck, and the tire tracks from the camera truck are visible as the camera backs up. See more »

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Walter Redlich: This country saved our lives, but it isn't our country!
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Simply Wonderful
4 November 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Having just watched one of the most visually stunning and beautifully acted pieces of cinema in my long and varied life, I can only find praise for every facet of this fabulous tale. All of the pieces came together with a genuine and sincere feel for the period and the people. No fair-minded lover of the cinema can fault this production, it is simply right in every category and every magical frame. The only film so far this year to earn a 10/10 from me. Highly recommended and a tribute to ALL those involved.


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