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Nirgendwo in Afrika ()


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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

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Jettel Redlich
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Walter Redlich
Sidede Onyulo ...
Owuor
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Walter Süßkind
Lea Kurka ...
Regina Redlich (younger)
Karoline Eckertz ...
Regina Redlich - Older
Gerd Heinz ...
Max
Hildegard Schmahl ...
Ina
Maritta Horwarth ...
Liesel
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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
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Boy with sledge (as Bela Klenze)
Peter Lenaeku ...
Jogona as a boy
Silas Kerati ...
Jogona as an adult
Kanyaman ...
Kimani
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Captain Caruther (as Andrew Rashleigh)
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Mr. Brindley
David Michaels ...
Robert Green
Steve Weston ...
Mr. Morrison
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Mrs. Rubens
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Mr. Rubens
Ken Brown ...
Bure
Levit Pereira ...
Daji Jiwan
Steven Price ...
British officer in Norfolk
M.M. Shah ...
Patel
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Walter Redlich (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jakob Feyock ...
Boy at the party
Alina Sokar ...
Girl (uncredited)
Lion Sokar ...
Boy (uncredited)

Directed by

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Caroline Link

Written by

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Caroline Link ... (written by)
 
Stefanie Zweig ... (novel)

Produced by

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Andreas Bareiß ... executive producer
Sven Ebeling ... co-producer
Bernd Eichinger ... co-producer
Peter Herrmann ... producer
Thilo Kleine ... co-producer
Martin Moszkowicz ... co-producer
Jürgen Tröster ... line producer
Michael Weber ... co-producer

Music by

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Niki Reiser

Cinematography by

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Gernot Roll

Film Editing by

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Patricia Rommel

Editorial Department

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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

Casting By

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An Dorthe Braker
Uwe Bünker

Production Design by

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Susann Bieling
Uwe Szielasko

Costume Design by

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Barbara Grupp

Makeup Department

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Renate Bauer ... assistant makeup artist: Germany
Nanni Gebhardt-Seele ... makeup department head
Jeanette-Nicole Latzelsberger ... key hair stylist (as Jeannette Latzelsberger)
Elke Lebender ... hair stylist
Ulrike Madej ... assistant makeup artist: Germany (as Uli Madej)
Dorota Martyn ... assistant makeup artist: Kenya
Maria Seitle ... assistant makeup artist: Germany
Kerstin Stattmann ... assistant makeup artist: Kenya
Stephanie von Haller ... makeup artist (as Stephanie Hilke)

Production Management

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Chris Evert ... production manager
Mark Nolting ... unit manager
Jenny Pont ... production supervisor: Kenya
Axel Vogelmann ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Scott Kirby ... first assistant director
Tony Rimwa ... assistant director
Nikolai Semjevski ... assistant director
Sebastian Sorger ... second assistant director: BRD

Art Department

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Claudia Fuchs ... model maker / set designer / 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

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Murat Baskan ... sound effects editor
Normann Büttner ... foley recordist
Tschangis Chahrokh ... 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

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Erwin Gschwind ... special effects
Pit Rotter ... special effects

Visual Effects by

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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

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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 ... second unit camera (camera operator)
Walter Wehner ... still photographer
Aurel Wunderer ... first assistant camera: a camera

Casting Department

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Beth Charkham ... casting: UK
Marek Juracek ... casting: Kenya
Heike Ulrich ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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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

Location Management

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Yahya Chavanga ... location manager: Kenya
Anja Giessing ... location manager: Germany (as Anja Gießing)
Ali Mwangola ... location assistant
Bob Nyanja ... location assistant
Axel Rottmann ... location manager: Cuxhaven

Music Department

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Rainer Bartesch ... conductor
Jael Bertschinger ... musician: harp
Karin Gatzke ... music consultant / 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

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Martin Burkert ... production driver
Han van Schooneveld ... transportation manager: Kenya

Other crew

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Josef Brandmaier ... funding
Thomas Peter Friedl ... head of distribution and marketing (as Thomas Friedl) / marketing head (as Thomas Friedl)
Anne Helmer ... production coordinator
Kai Johnston ... financial controller (as Kai Schadlich)
Wambui Kairo ... set runner: Kenya
Norbert Klingner ... legal counsel
Karl Kresling ... title designer
Heike Kresse ... production trainee
Martin Kunze ... assistant: Caroline Link
Frank Kusche ... set manager: Kenya
Britta Lauber ... production coordinator
Susanne Liebetrau ... continuity
Warigia Macharia ... production secretary
Benedict Mirow ... ethnological consultant
Natasha Nilson ... set manager assistant
Michael Otto ... title designer
Christiane Plum ... assistant to producer
Ben Pont ... armorer
Sepp Reidinger ... laboratory contact: ARRI
Gottfried Reisecker ... laboratory contact: ARRI
Jule Schulze ... production coordinator
Andreas Schumann ... film crew
Heike Schweiger ... set manager: Germany (as Heike Käbisch)
Sally Steele ... publicist
Eva Weber ... laboratory contact: ARRI
Georg Wittermann ... title designer
Thomas Schlesinger ... script consultant (uncredited)

Thanks

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Josef Brandmaier ... executive (bbf)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Nowhere in Africa (World-wide, English title)
  • Nowhere in Africa (France)
  • Nulle part en Afrique (France)
  • En un lugar de África (Spain)
  • Algures em África (Portugal)
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Runtime
  • 141 min
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Box Office

Budget EUR7,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend Germany $716,496, 28 Dec 2001
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $17,873,182, 06 Nov 2003

Did You Know?

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Goofs 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007). See more »
Quotes Max: One person always loves more. That's what makes it so difficult. And the one who loves more is vulnerable.
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