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
(Juliane Köhler, of AIMÉE AND JAGUAR) 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 2002 Academy
Award for Best Foreign Language Film, NOWHERE IN AFRICA
was written and directed by Caroline Link and based
on the best-selling autobiographical novel by Stefanie