Nowhere in Africa

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Released 2001

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Nowhere in Africa

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Director:
Caroline Link
Released:
2001
Rating:
R
Nowhere in Africa is a 2001 German film directed by Caroline Link. The drama won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The story revolves around a Jewish family pressured to move out from Germany to Kenya to escape the Nazi regime. In Africa, they find a new culture and environment where they have to rebuild their life. Walter Redlich (Merab Ninidze), a former lawyer, finds work as a farm manager. His wife, Jettel Redlich (Juliane Kohler) finds it difficult to integrate in the country's culture, unlike their young daughter, Regina, who quickly adapts to the new place. She is learning the language and making friends with farm's cook. Although they encounter multiple hardships and the family is temporarily separated for various reasons, going back to Germany is not possible until the World War II is over. Walter joins the British army and comes back to his family when Nazi Germany is defeated. He then applies for a position as a judge and can now return to his home country, but discovers that his desire to go back is not shared by his loved ones, who are deeply attached to Africa.moreless

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Drama

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Military & War, Foreign Language, Historical