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Nowhere in Africa

Movie poster for Nowhere in Africa
Directed by Caroline Link
Produced by Peter Herrmann
Written by Caroline Link, Stefanie Zweig
Starring Juliane Köhler, Merab Ninidze
Distributed by Zeitgeist Films
Released 2001
Running time 141 min
Language German
Budget 7 million
IMDb profile

Nowhere in Africa (German title: Nirgendwo in Afrika) is a 2001 German-language film directed by Caroline Link. The film is about a Jewish family which emigrates to Kenya during World War II to escape the Nazis and run a farm. The film won an 2002 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. It is based on an autobiographical novel by Stefanie Zweig. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1014x1470, 132 KB)Movie poster for Nowhere in Africa This image is of a movie poster or title card, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the movie or the studio which produced the... Stefanie Zweig is a German Jewish writer. ... Zeitgeist Films is an American independent film distributor based in New York City. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... The euro (plural euro, symbol: €; banking code: EUR) is the official currency of the European Union and single currency for over 300 million Europeans in the following twelve European Union member states: Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain; collectively also known as... This is a list of film-related events in 2001. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination of these attributes. ... Combatants Allies: • Poland, • UK & Commonwealth, • France/Free France, • Soviet Union, • USA, • China, ...and others Axis: • Germany, • Italy, • Japan, ...and others Casualties Military dead: 17 million Civilian dead: 33 million Total: 50 million Full list Military dead: 8 million Civilian dead: 4 million Total: 12 million Full list World War II... The term National Socialism has been used in self-description by a number of different political groups and ideologies, some of which have no connection with the Nazis; see National socialism (disambiguation). ... For the Cusco album, see 2002 (album). ... Academy Awards The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent film awards in the United States. ... // As a Special Award 1947 Shoeshine (Sciuscià) (Italy) - Societa Co-operativa Alfa Cinematografica - Paolo William Tamburella producer - Vittorio De Sica director 1948 Monsieur Vincent (France) - E. D. I. C., Union Général Cinématographique - George de la Grandiere producer - Maurice Cloche director 1949 The Bicycle Thief (Ladri di biciclette... Stefanie Zweig is a German Jewish writer. ...


Tagline: Sometimes home is where you least expect it.

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Plot

In 1938 the Redlich family flees to Kenya from Nazi Germany as persecution of Jews slowly increases. Walter, a former lawyer, finds work as a farm manager and sends for his family. His wife Jettel has trouble adjusting to life in Africa, although their daughter Regina quickly adapts to her new environment, easily learning the language of the country and showing interest in local culture. Regina soon forms a close friendship with the farm's cook, Owuor. 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Nazi Germany, or the Third Reich, commonly refers to Germany in the years 1933–1945, when it was under the firm control of the totalitarian and fascist ideology of the Nazi Party, with the Führer Adolf Hitler as dictator. ... A satellite composite image of Africa Africa is the worlds second largest and second most populous continent, after Asia. ...


When war breaks out, the British round up all German citizens, and hold them, whether Jew or gentile, separating men from women. The Redlichs' marriage begins to deteriorate—Jettel has an affair with a German-speaking British soldier while being held in a hotel. The Redlichs are eventually freed and find work running another farm. The word Gentile from the Latin gentilis, can either be a translation of the Hebrew Goy/גוי or of the Hebrew word Nochri/נכרי. In the most common modern use it refers to the former being derived from the Latin term gens (meaning clan or a group of families) and it is...


Walter decides to join the British army and wants Jettel to go to Nairobi with him, but she refuses and stays to run the farm with Owuar. By the end of the war, Jettel does not want to leave Africa, even though Walter is offered a position as a judge in post-war Germany. The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. ... Nairobi is the capital city of Kenya. ... A judge or justice is an official who presides over a court. ... After the beginning of the Cold War, following Germanys defeat in World War II, Germany was split for about 40 years, representing the focus of the two global blocks in the east and west. ...


Cast

  • Juliane Köhler – Jettel Redlich
  • Merab Ninidze – Walter Redlich
  • Sidede Onyulo – Owuor
  • Matthias Habich – Süsskind
  • Lea Kurka – Regina (younger)
  • Karoline Eckertz – Regina (older)
  • Gerd Heinz – Max
  • Hildegard Schmahl – Ina
  • Maritta Horwarth – Liesel
  • Regine Zimmermann – Käthe
  • Gabrielle Odinis – Dienstmädchen Klara
  • Bettina Redlich – Mrs. Sadler
  • Julia Leidl – Inge
  • Mechthild Grossmann – Elsa Konrad
  • Joel Wajsberg – Hubert

Awards

  • Deutscher Filmpreis ("German Film Award": "Golden Lola") 2002
    • Best Film
    • Best Cinematography: Gernot Roll
    • Best Director: Caroline Link
    • Best Music: Niki Reiser
    • Best Supporting Actor: Matthias Habich
  • Bayerischer Filmpreis ("Bavarian Film Award") 2002
    • Best Production (Producer's Award)
  • Bayerischer Filmpreis ("Bavarian Film Award") 2003
    • Public Award
  • 74th Academy Awards

The Deutscher Filmpreis (German Film Award) is the highest German movie award. ... 74th Academy Awards Sunday, March 24, 2002 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California Host Show: Whoopi Goldberg Crew Producer: Laura Ziskin Duration 4 hours, 23 minutes The 74th Academy Awards ceremony was significant for a number of reasons. ... // As a Special Award 1947 Shoeshine (Sciuscià) (Italy) - Societa Co-operativa Alfa Cinematografica - Paolo William Tamburella producer - Vittorio De Sica director 1948 Monsieur Vincent (France) - E. D. I. C., Union Général Cinématographique - George de la Grandiere producer - Maurice Cloche director 1949 The Bicycle Thief (Ladri di biciclette...

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