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

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Release Date:
27 December 2001 (Germany) See more »
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Tagline:
Sometimes home is where you least expect it See more »
Plot:
A German Jewish refugee family moves to and adjusts to a farm life in 1930's Kenya. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 17 wins & 7 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(10 articles)
Bernd Eichinger
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 30 January 2011, 4:01 PM, PST)

Ladies night at Munich awards
 (From The Hollywood Reporter. 20 July 2006)

Hopscotch touts slate
 (From The Hollywood Reporter. 4 February 2005)

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Incredibly Authentic movie on Africa See more (84 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Juliane Köhler ... Jettel Redlich

Merab Ninidze ... 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
Miriam Wajsberg ... Ruth
Marian Lösch ... Johannes
Bela Klentze ... Boy with sledge (as Bela Klenze)
Peter Lenaeku ... Jogona as a boy
Silas Kerati ... Jogona as an adult
Kanyaman ... Kimani
Andy Rashleigh ... Captain Caruther (as Andrew Rashleigh)
Anthony Bate ... Mr. Brindley
David Michaels ... Robert Green
Steve Weston ... Mr. Morrison
Diane Keen ... Mrs. Rubens

Andrew Sachs ... Mr. Rubens
Ken Brown ... Bure
Levit Pereira ... Daji Jiwan
Steven Price ... British officer in Norfolk
M.M. Shah ... Patel
Herbert Knaup ... Walter Redlich (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jakob Feyock ... Boy at the party
Aline Sokar ... Girl (uncredited)
Lion Sokar ... Boy (uncredited)

Directed by
Caroline Link 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Caroline Link 
Stefanie Zweig  novel

Produced by
Andreas Bareiß .... executive producer
Sven Ebeling .... co-producer
Bernd Eichinger .... co-producer
Peter Herrmann .... producer
Thilo Kleine .... co-producer
Jürgen Tröster .... line producer
Michael Weber .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Niki Reiser 
 
Cinematography by
Gernot Roll 
 
Film Editing by
Patricia Rommel 
 
Casting by
An Dorthe Braker 
Uwe Bünker 
 
Production Design by
Susann Bieling 
Uwe Szielasko 
 
Costume Design by
Barbara Grupp 
 
Makeup Department
Renate Bauer .... assistant makeup artist: Germany
Nanni Gebhardt-Seele .... makeup department head
Stephanie Hilke .... makeup artist
Jeannette Latzelsberger .... key hair stylist
Elke Lebender .... hair stylist
Uli Madej .... assistant makeup artist: Germany
Dorota Martyn .... assistant makeup artist: Kenya
Maria Seitle .... assistant makeup artist: Germany
Kerstin Stattmann .... assistant makeup artist: Kenya
 
Production Management
Chris Evert .... production manager
Mark Nolting .... unit manager
Jenny Pont .... production supervisor: Kenya
Axel Vogelmann .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Scott Kirby .... first assistant director
Tony Rimwa .... assistant director
Nikolai Semjevski .... assistant director
Sebastian Sorger .... second assistant director: BRD
 
Art Department
Claudia Fuchs .... model maker
Claudia Fuchs .... set designer
Claudia Fuchs .... storyboard artist
Simone Fust .... art department junior
Bettina Glier .... model maker
Anette Ingerl .... property master
Sonja Möginger .... assistant decorator
Stephanie Pedros .... assistant property master
Babett Pönisch .... props
Michael Schlegel .... set constructor
John Silva .... property master
Hayo Wolfram .... assistant decorator
 
Sound Department
Murat Baskan .... sound effects editor
Normann Büttner .... foley recordist
Tschangis Chahrokh .... sound re-recording mixer
Magda Habernickel .... sound editor
Nigel Holland .... original African backgrounds and FX
Mel Kutbay .... sound effects editor
Einar Marell .... sound: Cuxhaven
Georg Müller .... assistant sound
Annette Prey .... sound designer
Marcel Spisak .... sound designer
Andreas Wölki .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Erwin Gschwind .... special effects
Pit Rotter .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Andrea Geiger .... compositing supervisor: CA Scanline Production GmbH
Jan Krupp .... set supervisor: CA Scanline Production GmbH
Christian Pokorny .... head of animation: CA Scanline Production GmbH
Martin Riedel .... digital effects artist: CA Scanline Production GmbH
Stefanie Stalf .... visual effects producer: CA Scanline Production GmbH
Meike Weimann .... scanning and recording: scan&record35 (as Meike Pape)
Ismat Zaidi .... scanning and recording supervisor: scan&record35
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Atoni .... grip
Tim Bantien .... lighting assistant: second unit
Mike Bartlett .... Steadicam operator
Kurt Hannemann .... electrician
Harald Hauschildt .... gaffer
Ruben Killat .... assistant camera
Sila Kimeu .... electrician
Peter Kioko .... grip
Martin Lippert .... electrician
Benson Maingi .... best boy electric
Wycliffe Makotsi .... electrician
George Mbugua .... generator operator
Kungu Ngan .... generator operator
Stephen Obunde .... best boy grip
Dimitri Opekine .... electrician
Michael Praun .... camera operator
Walter Wehner .... still photographer
Aurel Wunderer .... assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Beth Charkham .... casting: UK
Marek Juracek .... casting: Kenya
Heike Ulrich .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jeanette Apel .... chief costume cutter
Senay Ay .... wardrobe
Suzanne Belcher .... wardrobe (as Suzy Belcher)
Dorothee Claes .... assistant costume designer
Christopher Kariuki .... wardrobe: Kenya
William Kirui .... wardrobe: Kenya
 
Editorial Department
Mischa Leinkauf .... second assistant editor
Simone Lo Chiatto .... first assistant editor
Anouchka Malnovisch .... first assistant editor (as Anouchka Malnovic)
Traudl Nicholson .... color timer
Renate Siegl .... negative cutter
Margit Wiltschko .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Rainer Bartesch .... conductor
Jael Bertschinger .... musician: harp
Karin Gatzke .... music consultant
Karin Gatzke .... music coordinator
Michaela Kaune .... musician
Rolf Moser .... music coordinator
Magatte Ndiaye .... musician: percussion
Kiku Pedroso .... musician: harp
Lutz Schilling .... musician: percussions
Jochen Schmidt-Hambrock .... composer: additional music
Sinfonieorchester Basel .... musician
Bernd Strasser .... music coordinator
 
Transportation Department
Martin Burkert .... production driver
Han van Schooneveld .... transportation manager: Kenya
 
Other crew
Josef Brandmaier .... funding
Yahya Chavanga .... location manager: Kenya
Thomas Friedl .... head of distribution and marketing
Thomas Friedl .... marketing head
Anja Giessing .... location manager: Germany (as Anja Gießing)
Anne Helmer .... production coordinator
Kai Johnston .... financial controller (as Kai Schadlich)
Norbert Klingner .... legal counsel
Karl Kresling .... title designer
Heike Kresse .... production trainee
Martin Kunze .... assistant: Caroline Link
Frank Kusche .... set manager: Kenya
Heike Käbisch .... set manager: Germany
Britta Lauber .... production coordinator
Susanne Liebetrau .... continuity
Warigia Macharia .... production secretary
Benedict Mirow .... ethnological consultant
Ali Mwangola .... location assistant
Natasha Nilson .... set manager assistant
Bob Nyanja .... location assistant
Michael Otto .... title designer
Christiane Plum .... assistant to producer
Ben Pont .... armorer
Sepp Reidinger .... laboratory contact: ARRI
Gottfried Reisecker .... laboratory contact: ARRI
Axel Rottmann .... location manager: Cuxhaven
Jule Schulze .... production coordinator
Andreas Schumann .... film crew
Sally Steele .... publicist
Eva Weber .... laboratory contact: ARRI
Georg Wittermann .... title designer
Thomas Schlesinger .... script consultant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Josef Brandmaier .... executive (bbf )
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Nirgendwo in Afrika" - Germany (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for some sexual content
Runtime:
141 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: 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 »
Quotes:
Jettel Redlich:Do you love me?
Walter Redlich:If you let me.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007) (TV)See more »

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33 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
Incredibly Authentic movie on Africa, 3 September 2004
Author: Michael Steeves from NB, Canada

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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