Nowhere in Africa Poster

Release Date: 2001

DVD Release Date: September 30th, 2003

R|2 hr 18 min

Plot Summary
Sensing the threat posed by Hitler, Jewish lawyer Walter Redlich (Merab Ninidze) relocates with his wife, Jettel (Juliane Köhler), and daughter, Regina (Lea Kurka), to a farm in Kenya. Regina adapts quickly, forming a bond with Owuor (Sidede Onyulo), the cook, but Jettel is unhappy. Things worsen when the family is made to move again, this time to Nairobi by order of the ruling British authorities. Dispirited, Walter decides to join the Allied army -- and Jettel finds comfort with other men.

Cast: Juliane Köhler, Merab Ninidze, Matthias Habich, Sidede Onyulo, Lea Kurka, Karoline Eckertz, Gerd Heinz, Hildegard Schmahl

Director: Caroline Link

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Daughter, 1930s, Brooding, Hotel, Escape, Wife, 1940s, Emotional, Sacrifice, Soldier

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Winner Foreign Language Film
Nominated Best Foreign Language Film