German Film Series: Nirgendwo in Afrika (Nowhere in Africa)

Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 5:30am
Bagley Hall, 260

Movie: Nowhere in Africa / Nirgendwo in Afrika (Caroline Link, 2001)

With the increasing persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany, the Redlich family decides to flee the hostile environment and emigrates to Kenya in Africa where they live an entirely new life. Walter Redlich, a former lawyer, works as a farm manager. Jettel, his wife, has problems adopting to the new circumstances. When World War II breaks out, the life of the Redlich family, once again, gets shaken up. Walter Redlich joins the British army while Jettel keeps on running the farm. After the end of World War II the question of returning to Germany arises...

Winner: Best Foreign Language Film – Oscar (2003)

Nominated: Best Foreign Language Film – Golden Globe Awards (2003)

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