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Nowhere in Africa

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Movie propaganda

A love story spanning two continents, Nowhere in Africa is the extraordinary true tale of 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 (Merab Ninidze), his wife Jettel (Juliane Köhler) and their 5-year-old daughter Regina (Karoline Eckertz) 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 (Sidede Onyulo), 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.

Persons of interest

  • Juliane Köhler .... Jettel Redlich
  • Regine Zimmermann .... Käthe
  • Merab Ninidze .... Walter Redlich
  • Matthias Habich .... Süßkind
  • Gabrielle Odinis .... DienstMädchen Klara
  • Karoline Eckertz .... Regina
  • Diane Keen .... Mrs Rubens
  • Herbert Knaup .... Walter Redlich (voice)
  • Lea Kurka .... Regina
  • Sidede Onyulo .... Owuor
  • Andrew Sachs .... Mr Rubens
  • Stefanie Zweig .... Author
  • Caroline Link .... Screenwriter
  • Caroline Link .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report


Security censorship classification

MA 15+ (Medium level sex scene)

Surveillance time

141 minutes (2:21 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 17 April 2003

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