|Nowhere in Africa|
Original movie poster
|Directed by||Caroline Link|
|Produced by||Peter Herrmann|
|Written by||Caroline Link, Stefanie Zweig|
|Starring||Juliane Köhler, Merab Ninidze|
|Distributed by||Zeitgeist Films|
|Release date(s)|| 27 December 2001|
7 March 2003 (NYC only)
14 March 2003 (LA only)
7 March 2003 (To. only)
4 April 2003
17 April 2003
|Running time||141 min|
Nowhere in Africa (German: Nirgendwo in Afrika) is an epic 2001 German film directed by Caroline Link and based on the autobiographical novel of the same name by Stefanie Zweig. Caroline Link (born June 2, 1964 in Bad Nauheim, Germany) is a German Film director and Screenwriter. Caroline Link (born June 2, 1964 in Bad Nauheim, Germany) is a German Film director and Screenwriter. Stefanie Zweig (born 19 September 1932, Leobschütz (now Głubczyce) Upper Silesia) is a German Jewish writer Juliane Köhler (born August 6 1965) is a German Theatre, Television, and Film actress. Zeitgeist Films is an American independent Film distributor based in New York City. Events 537 - The Hagia Sophia is completed 1512 - The Spanish Crown issues the Laws of Burgos, governing the Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. Events 161 - Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius dies and is succeeded by co-Emperors Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. The City of New York Events 1489 - The Queen of Cyprus, Catherine Cornaro, sells her kingdom to Venice. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West Events 161 - Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius dies and is succeeded by co-Emperors Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. Toronto (təˈrɒntoʊ colloquially pronounced or) is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario Events 1581 - Francis Drake completes a circumnavigation of the world and is knighted by Elizabeth I. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. Events 69 - After the First Battle of Bedriacum, Vitellius becomes Roman Emperor. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. Please update other articles as well to avoid contradiction within Wikipedia e The German language (de ''Deutsch'') is a West Germanic language and one of the world's major languages. The year 2001 in film involved some significant events (For more about non-English films check sources in those languages Cinema in Germany can be traced back to the very beginnings of the medium at the end of the 19th century Caroline Link (born June 2, 1964 in Bad Nauheim, Germany) is a German Film director and Screenwriter. Stefanie Zweig (born 19 September 1932, Leobschütz (now Głubczyce) Upper Silesia) is a German Jewish writer It tells the story of a Jewish family that emigrates to Kenya during World War II to escape the Nazis and run a farm. PLEASE TAKE NOTE************ The Republic of Kenya is a country in East Africa. It is bordered by Ethiopia to the north Somalia to the northeast Tanzania to the south World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including Nazism, which was a short name for National Socialism (Nationalsozialismus refers primarily to the Ideology and practices of the National Socialist German The film won an 2002 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. The Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film is one of the Academy Awards of Merit, popularly known as the Oscars handed out annually by the U
Tagline: Sometimes home is where you least expect it.
In 1938 the Redlich family flees to Kenya from Nazi Germany to escape the increasing persecution of the Jews. Year 1938 ( MCMXXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Republic of Kenya is a country in East Africa. It is bordered by Ethiopia to the north Somalia to the northeast Tanzania to the south Nazi Germany and the Third Reich are the common English names for Germany under the regime of Adolf Hitler and the National Socialist German Workers PLEASE TAKE NOTE************ 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.
When war breaks out, the British round up all German citizens, and hold them, whether Jew or gentile, separating men from women. The term Gentile (from Latin, gentilis, meaning of or belonging to a clan or tribe refers to non- Israelite tribes or nations in the Bible. The Redlichs' marriage begins to deteriorate. Jettel sleeps with a German-speaking British soldier to secure work and a home on a farm for the family, and Regina and Walter both find out.
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 Owuor. The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. Nairobi (naɪˈroʊbɪ is the capital and largest city of Kenya. Regina is sent to an English boarding school, and is kept there for years, only being able to come back every so often during the harvest season. During this time, Jettel and Süsskind develop a relationship (whether they slept together or not is implied but never mentioned).
Walter comes back from the war, and states that the English army's policy is to send all soldiers and their families back home. Jettel refuses to go with him, saying the farm needs her. Eventually their relationship rekindles itself, and Jettel allows Walter to decide whether or not they should leave. Walter applies for a position as a judge in post-war Germany. A judge, or justice, is an Official who presides over a Court of law As a consequence of Germany 's defeat in World War II and the onset of the Cold War, the country was split between the two global blocs in the East and West
The final scene shows Walter, Regina, and Jettel traveling on an African train, as the train stops, and an African woman offers Jettel a banana, only to show her how much Africa meant to her.
The film was very well received by many international critics. Michael Wilmington of the Chicago Tribune called Nowhere in Africa "stunning". Keneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times hailed the film as being "laced with poigancy and conflict, urgency and compassion. " "I loved this film!" raved Roger Ebert; ". . . this is the kind of movie that real people really, really like!"
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