Nowhere in Africa | 2003

Drama, Adaptation
A love story spanning two continent about a Jewish family who flees the Nazi regime in 1938 for a remote farm in Kenya. Abandoning their once-comfortable existence in Germany, Walter Redlich, his wife Jettel--of ...more
Director: Caroline Link
Awards: 1 Oscar win. Another 1 win & 1 nomination | full awards »

Cast

... Jettel Redlich

Actor

... Walter Redlich

Actor

... Suskind

Actor

... Owuor

Actor

... Regina Redlich

Actor

... Regina Redlich

Actor

... Max

Actor

... Ina

Actor

... Liesel

Actor

... Kaethe

Actor

... Maid

Actor

... Mrs. Sadler

Actor

Company

Production Company

MTM Medien & Television

Production Company

Media Cooperation One

Production Company

Synopsis

A love story spanning two continent about a Jewish family who flees the Nazi regime in 1938 for a remote farm in Kenya. Abandoning their once-comfortable existence in Germany, Walter Redlich, his wife Jettel--of upper-class upbringing--and their five-year-old daughter Regina each deal with the harsh realities of their new life in different ways. Attorney Walter is resigned to working the farm as a caretaker; pampered Jettel resists adjustment at every turn; while the shy yet curious Regina immediately embraces the country-learning the local language and customs, and finding a friend in Owuor, the farm's cook. As the war rages on the other side of the world, the trio's relationships to their strange environment become increasingly complicated as Jettel grows more self-assured and Walter more haunted by the life they left behind. As they eventually learn to cherish their life in Africa, they also endeavor to find a way back to each other.

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