Nowhere In Africa details
|Starring:||Matthias Habich, Juliane Kohler, Merab Ninidze|
|Genres:||Drama, World Cinema|
Nowhere In Africa
|Run time:||2 hours 21 minutes|
|Rental release:||29 Sep 2003|
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They also had a farm in AfricaBy CLTW from Kent , 23 Jun 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]One cannot escape the basic concept similarities between this film and the Redford/Streep classic OUT OF AFRICA. However, this beautifully shot Best Foreign Film Oscar winner shows the tribulations of an exiled German Jewish family treated (quite well) as aliens by the British authorities in Kenya during the World War II. It is a tad long and slowly paced but very well acted with leading characters not always portrayed too kindly.
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An African idyll?By insomniac (93 reviews) from Malvern , 28 Oct 2012This film tells the little known story of Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany who escaped to Kenya at the outbreak of the 2nd World War. While the daughter readily adapted to life in Africa and bonded with a local tribesman, the mother could not adapt, while the father tried his best to make his way in colonial British society. The beutiful African landscape and the noble African tribesman are contrasted with the self-centred and small-minded British colonials.
Thought provoking and memorable.
Waste of timeBy a customer , 22 May 2012Watchable but nothing great. A rather silly story and some of it not believable. Some great scenery and effects but over all not worth it!
Making the world a smaller place.By a customer , 11 Apr 2012This movie explains relationships in a way I have never seen another movie do so sucessfully.
It tells a little known story of WW2 and its impact on the colonies. It makes you question nationality labels and makes the world a smaller place.
Satisfied In Afrika.By a customer , 30 Mar 2012A touching film, made all the more amazing by the fact that it's based on a true story. Watching the DVD extas it's a shame the screenwriting and director diverted away from the original book.
The acting for the most part is outstanding, Juliane Kohler never disappoints. It's a movie worth many watches, each time there's something slightly different. It can take a lot at first to keep up with the multiple languages and subtitles for newer fans of German/World Cinema.
I won't ruin it for those who haven't seen it but I will say I was disatisfied with what I felt was an abrupt ending, particuarly given the series of books related to the central plot of this film. There was room for a lot more, perhaps at the expense of 'filler' scenes overemphasising the setting and community - I think a few estabilishing shot would have sufficed to do the same job.
I think it's wonderful that this won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film/Film In A Foreign Language, though I can't help but wonder if it hadn't been so reminiscent of Out Of Africa (Even being true story) would it have won the Oscar.
Hi KenyaBy a customer , 02 May 2011Brilliantly shot and great dialogue; a must if you like wartime films and the African landscape. Probably best watched before a safari