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Nirgendwo in Afrika (2001)

A German Jewish refugee family moves to and adjusts to a farm life in 1930s Kenya.

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Jettel Redlich
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Walter Redlich
Sidede Onyulo ...
Owuor
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Walter Süßkind
Lea Kurka ...
Regina Redlich (younger)
Karoline Eckertz ...
Regina Redlich - Older
Gerd Heinz ...
Max
Hildegard Schmahl ...
Ina
Maritta Horwarth ...
Liesel
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Käthe
Gabrielle Odinis ...
Dienstmädchen Klara
Bettina Redlich ...
Mrs. Sadler
Julia Leidl ...
Inge
Mechthild Großmann ...
Elsa Konrad
Joel Wajsberg ...
Hubert
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Storyline

A Jewish family in Germany emigrate short before the Second World War. They move to Kenya to start running a farm, but not all members of the family come to an arrangement with their new life. Shortly after their departure, things are changing in Germany very quickly, and a turning back seems impossible. So everyone has to arrange himself with the new life in a new continent. Written by Benjamin Stello

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farm | kenya | jew | f rated | tween girl | See All (64) »

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Sometimes home is where you least expect it See more »

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Biography | Drama

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Rated R for some sexual content | See all certifications »

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16 May 2003 (USA)  »

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Nowhere in Africa  »

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Box Office

Budget:

€7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$716,496 (Germany) (28 December 2001)

Gross:

$6,173,485 (USA) (3 October 2003)
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After giving the radio to Walter, Susskind wishes him good luck with the well; as he drives away, the reflection of the camera truck can be seen on the door of his truck, and the tire tracks from the camera truck are visible as the camera backs up. See more »

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Walter Redlich: This country saved our lives, but it isn't our country!
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what a treat
5 May 2003 | by (California) – See all my reviews

I'll skip the summary, since there are lots of reviews here. This is one of the most beautifully filmed movies that I have ever seen. The acting, the screenwriting, the music are all first rate. I've watched it three times and found more in it each time. It brings to mind, "The Poisonwood Bible" a fine book by Barbara Kingsolver. I highly Recommend this film.


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