A love story spanning two continents, NOWHERE IN AFRICA is the extraordinary true tale of a Jewish family who flees the Nazi regime in 1938 for a remote farm in Kenya. Abandoning their once-comfortable existence in Germany, Walter Redlich, his wife Jettel and their five-year-old daughter Regina each deal with the harsh realities of their new life in different ways. Attorney Walter is resigned to working the farm as a caretaker; pampered Jettel resists adjustment at every turn; while the shy yet curious Regina immediately embraces the country— learning the local language and customs, and finding a friend in Owuor, the farm’s cook.
As the war rages on the other side of the world, the trio’s relationships to their strange environment become increasingly complicated as Jettel grows more self-assured and Walter more haunted by the life they left behind. As they eventually learn to cherish their life in Africa, they also endeavor to find a way back to each other.
WINNER OF THE ACADEMY AWARD FOR BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM IN 2002
3 day rental • R • 141 min. • German and Swahili with subtitles
“Link's movie is an absorbing tale of cultural displacement and adjustment. It's also a remarkably complex examination of a marriage.”
“Superbly acted and brilliantly lensed, Nowhere In Africa is that hard-to-achieve movie where the small picture counts for more than the bigger one.”
— Toronto Star
“If there's a love story here, it's the Redlichs' -- and the director's -- love for the stark beauty of Africa.”
— Seattle Times