Nowhere in Africa
A love story spanning two continents, the film is a true tale of a Jewish family who flees the Nazi regime in 1938 for a remote farm in Kenya and how they adjust to their entirely new settings.Updated: Mar 23, 2003 11:27 IST
Director: Caroline Link
A love story spanning two continents, the film is a true tale of a Jewish family who flees the Nazi regime in 1938 for a remote farm in Kenya. Abandoning their 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 Africa in different ways.
Walter, an attorney, is resigned to working on the farm as a caretaker; pampered Jettel resists adjustment at almost every step, while the 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 in other parts of the world, the relationships of the three become increasingly complicated to their strange environment. As they eventually learn to cherish their life in Africa, they also endeavor to find a way back to each other.
First Published: Mar 22, 2003 13:16 IST