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Nowhere in Africa

5 Ratings: 4.2
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   Fleeing Nazi Germany, many Jewish families found that a new life was as difficult as any hardship they had previously known. This German drama, based on a book by Stephanie Zweig, tells of one family's struggle as Walter Redlich (Merab … see full wiki

Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 7, 2003
MPAA Rating: R
3 reviews about Nowhere in Africa
review by . October 12, 2010
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Winner of Best Foreign Language Film, 2001
The story opens in 1938, as Jews Jettel and her daughter Regina are preparing to escape Germany and join her husband who has found work in Kenya. Life on a poor farm in the bush is a shock to the spoiled Jettel, but 5 year old Regina loves it and the people, especially their loyal cook, Owuor. Over the next ten years, the family faces many challenges.      This movie is based on the autobiography of the real Regina. With the war as a backdrop, it focuses on the relationship between …
review by . October 02, 2003
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NOWHERE IN AFRICA certainly deserves the Academy Award for Foreign Film 2002 it won. This is an epic story about the human condition that transcends even the semibiographical time it addresses. In short, a happy and well-to-do German family (who happen to be Jewish, mostly in name only) 'escape' to Africa in 1938 just as Hitler is beginning to unfurl his blanket of the Holocaust. The father has proceeded the mother and daughter to find a place to live and a means of support. He is aided (importantly) …
review by . July 16, 2003
Pros: gorgeous, addresses important issues     Cons: the message can feel a bit obvious, middle is slow     The Bottom Line: First I saw The Pianist with mfunk75. Nowhere in Africa is my second Holocaust film with an Epinionator.      My mom's friend Cathy recommended Nowhere in Africa to me by saying that she had a lump in her throat during the entire film, and that she sobbed when it was over. Any movie that affects one viscerally like …
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