Nowhere in Africa

Nowhere in Africa

DVD - 2003 | German | Special ed.
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A Jewish family flees the Nazi regime in 1938 and learns to cope with their new life and each other on a remote farm in Kenya.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, [2003], c2001.
Edition: Special ed.
ISBN: 9781404940864
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (142 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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Sep 16, 2017

Directed by Caroline Link based on the 1995 autobiographical novel of the same name by Stefanie Zweig, this 142-minute docudrama shows the story of the life in Kenya of a German-Jewish family that immigrated there in 1938 to escape persecution in Nazi Germany.
Although it is intrestingly laced with poignancy, conflict, urgency and compassion, threads appear left dangling as if it was meant to be 3 hours instead of 140 minutes.

Feb 10, 2017

Ebert and Roeper wrote "Two Thumbs Up, Way Up!" Well, they had it right and I only hope KCLS patrons will all watch this wonderful film!!

Jan 09, 2017

interesting cascade of who is superior to whom - Germans, Jews, Brits, and of course, Kenyans. loved Regina's relationship with Owuor
great cinematography

Aug 01, 2016

Great movie! Scene 14 on this disk sticks. You can get around it by going to the Menu, Scenes, and pick Scene 15.

Sep 17, 2014

Beautiful film, storyline and music! I've seen it 10 times and will see it yet again. Great life lessons and wonderful cast. Must see!

Mar 06, 2014

Loved this movie,

Jul 13, 2013

This is a fantastic movie. Great story, great acting and a great setting in Africa. You really get into this one even with the subtitles.

Aug 11, 2012

Wow! I loved this movie. The acting is fantastic, the dialogue and storyline seemed quite realistic, great locations/cinematography. You barely even notice that it's subtitled in English. Should not be viewed by young children, as there are two fairly explicit sex scenes.

Jul 10, 2009

Must See – Nowhere in Africa (2001) 141 min. Winner for Best Foreign Picture at the 2003 Oscars will not disappoint. This is a wonderful story of discovery of a strange new land by a Jewish family escaping Nazi-occupied Germany in the late 1930s. There’s a feeling of trepidation for most of the film as news reports and letters are sent by family members to the family living in Kenya of what’s happening to the Jews in their homeland. Despite this feeling of dread, the eventual theme of the film is tolerance. The Nazis regarded the Jews as less than human and the Jewish matriarch (Jettel Redlich) treats the Kenyans exactly the same way. The key to destroying prejudice is simple dialogue. By speaking to and living with the Kenyans, Jettel discovered that they are not as different as first assessed. There’s a beautiful scene in which the daughter is confronted by her British school master. He throws racial slurs at the girl but only through dialogue with the little girl does his demeanour and opinions became more humble in nature. I loved this film of survival including the wonderful messages of love and respect for others.


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