A German Jewish refugee family moves to and adjusts to a farm life in 1930s Kenya.A German Jewish refugee family moves to and adjusts to a farm life in 1930s Kenya.A German Jewish refugee family moves to and adjusts to a farm life in 1930s Kenya.
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. —Benjamin Stello
A different kind of holocaust film
Splendid German film (Oscar winner for Best Foreign Film) about a Jewish family who flees to Kenya in 1938, to escape the Nazis. Based on a true story, the plot involves the marginal nature of the Jewish characters in a radically different foreign land, and how they come to terms with the change and even come to love aspects of it. The most heartbreaking aspects of the film involve the arrival of letters from Germany, announcing the imprisonment or death of loved ones who chose to stay. The little girl says, "When a letter comes with that stamp on it, it brings tears." There is excellent acting from the European and African cast.
- Jun 18, 2021
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