This Out of Africa style three-part movie deals with a courageous woman, who moves to Africa to flee her past. Berlin, 1914: When Katharina von Strahlberg discovers that her husband Richard... See full summary »
This Out of Africa style three-part movie deals with a courageous woman, who moves to Africa to flee her past. Berlin, 1914: When Katharina von Strahlberg discovers that her husband Richard had an affair with her sister-in-law Martha, she leaves him after stealing some important plans and photos of East Africa and travels to Dar es Salaam with one of Richard's business partners. In the German colony, she learns that nobody wants to employ her because of her husband's power, but she draws new courage from meeting Franz Lukas, a doctor, and Victor March, a lively Scotsman... Written by
Colourful, interesting, suspenseful, big emotion epic drama about the fate of a courageous women
I liked the story about the courageous Katharina von Strahlberg very much. Her adventurous fate in Africa at the outset and during WWI is partly a "who done it" criminal case, partly a love story and a partly family affairs story. Although the story has to deal with many different characters, the main plot would develop a clearly understandable story line. All the main figures receive a good deal of space in the movie to develop in a colorful manner. The alternation of tension climaxes and releases is felicitous. The plot turnarounds keep unpredictable until the very end. Although all the actors would do an excellent job, a special breath of fresh air was the amiable figure of the Scotsman Victor March (excellently played by Pierre Besson), who comes from old Europe and finally finds his peace with a near-natural life in Africa.
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