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The white Masai (Die weisse Massai) - Nina Hoss, Jacky Ido, Latja Flint, Nino Prester, Hermine Huntgeburth

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Movie propaganda

At once a captivating romance and a breath-taking travelogue into the Kenyan outback, The white Masai (Die weisse Massai) carries us on an epic journey. Based on the autobiography of Corinne Hofmann, one of the most popular books in Europe of the past decade, it tells the unbelievable - yet true - fish-out-of-water tale of a white European woman who becomes the wife of a Masai warrior. The exotic urban jungle of Mombassa - where the two first fall in love - and the tiny village surrounded by majestic landscapes where they make their home provide a backdrop that is nothing short of extraordinary.

Swiss businesswoman Carola (Nina Hoss) had intended to holiday on the stunning white sand beaches of Kenya for only two weeks. Her plans change dramatically when she meets Lemalian (Jacky Ido), a handsome Masai warrior in traditional tribal garb. She finds herself falling for Lemalian and resolves to stay despite their seemingly insurmountable cultural and language differences and the many bureaucratic hurdles thrown in their way. Although barely able to communicate with her new love, she follows him to his remote village. When Carola starts a grocery store, buys a car and begins to adapt to this radically new environment, it looks like their relationship may triumph against adversity. But can it truly flourish in the face of this cataclysmic culture clash?

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film Kenya Africa Masai marriage romance drama biography relationship inter-racial love

Persons of interest

  • Nina Hoss .... Carola
  • Jacky Ido .... Lemalian
  • Katja Flint .... Elisabeth
  • Antonio Prester .... Pater Bernardo
  • Janek Rieke .... Stefan
  • Corinne Hofmann .... Author
  • Günter Rohrbach .... Adaptor
  • Hermine Huntgeburth .... Adaptor, Director
  • Johannes W Betz .... Screenwriter
  • Ruth Toma .... Screenwriter

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

The white Masai (Die weisse Massai) is a story of tragic love set against every kind of travail that can tear the lovers apart. "Two houses"? Romeo and Juliet have nothing on Carola and Lemalian.

Security censorship classification

M (Moderate sex scenes, moderate themes, infrequent moderate coarse language)

Surveillance time

131 minutes (2:11 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 20 July 2006

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