Ingenstans i Afrika

2001

Biography / Drama / History

109
IMDb Rating 7.5 10 12,131

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Andrew Sachs as Mr. Rubens
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German 2.0
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23.976 fps
141 min
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German 2.0
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23.976 fps
141 min
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Reviewed by zachsaltz 10 / 10 / 10

First Epic in a Long Time

Here is a grand epic in the scale of "Gone With the Wind", "Lawrence of Arabia", and "Fitzcarraldo". It is the best movie I've seen this year, and more than that, it was one of the most amazing film experiences of my life. It is Caroline Link's "Nowhere in Africa", which won the Best Foreign Film Award when, in actuality, it was far better than the Best Picture of the Year. To call it a great or brilliant or majestic film is an understatement; in fact, I'm at a loss for adjectives to describe it. The film tells the story of a German Jewish woman and her young daughter summoned to Kenya by her husband, circa. 1938. Adolf Hitler is on the brink of declaring his "final solution" of the Jews, and it is with great luck that Jettel and young Regina escape. In Africa, they adapt slowly to their new rural life. While Regina befriends cook Owuor, Walter and Jettel's relationship threatens to destroy itself because of the hardships the family encounters. I will not spend too much time going into detail, for watching this masterful story unfold is a treasure in itself. This film is based on an autobiography by Stephanie Zweig, and when it is available in English, I will certainly read it. Also, the language in this movie is truly beautiful. I saw "Nowhere in Africa" again, just days after watching it for the first time, and spent more time ignoring the subtitles and listening to the beautiful spoken German. And then there is one scene toward the end that I simply could not believe. It involves a locust invasion, and, quite simply, it was the first time I've ever seen something on the screen and asked myself aloud (as I did the first viewing), "How did they do that?" The performances here are first-rate, too. Julianne Kohler, who was wonderful in the ultra-weird "Aimee & Junger" is perfect; we understand this woman fully, even when she doesn't speak. Merab Ninidze has some great scenes with Walter, the father; and Sidede Onyulo is simply magical as Owuor. But the movie belongs to the two girls who play Regina. They look amazingly similar, and they are both stellar. Lea Kurka brings much hope as the adorable young Regina, and Karoline Eckertz is subtle and remarkable as the older Regina, particularly in a heartbreaking exchange with her father at her school. It would be a shame to miss this film. No, it would be more than a shame. It would be downright wrong and discouraging. This film, along with the wonderful "Whale Rider" are two remarkable international films that bring beauty, grace, and majesty to the screen, and are perfect for adults and older children.

Reviewed by claudio_carvalho 10 / 10 / 10

Adorable, Wonderful, Delightful – I do not Have Enough Words to Express How Beautiful This Tale About the Life of an Expatriated Family in Times of War Is!

In 1937, the non-orthodox Jewish German lawyer Walter Redlich (Merab Ninidze), aware of the growing of the Nazi movement in Germany and how it would jeopardize the Jews in his country, moves alone to Nairobi, Kenya, to administrate a farm. His only friend is the also Jewish German Süßkind (Matthias Habich) and his African cooker Owuor (Sidede Onyulo). In 1938, his spoiled wife Jettel Redlich (Juliane Köhler) and their young daughter Regina (Lea Kurka / Karoline Eckertz) arrive. Regine easily adapts to her new lifestyle, but Jettel does not adapt to her new condition of poor expatriated woman in Africa. Along the years, bursts the Second World War, and the Redlich family experiences the most different situations until 1947. Adorable, wonderful, delightful – I do not have enough words to express and describe how beautiful this tale about the life of an expatriated family in times of war is! The running time is 141 minutes, but it could be longer so lovely the Redlich family saga is. There is drama, action, romance, sympathy, love, hate, the most different sensations and feelings are transmitted to the viewer in this stunning movie. A must-see film indicated for the whole family. Congratulations to the writer, director, cast and the whole crew who have developed such a wonderful entertainment. 'Nirgendwo in Afrika' is certainly one of the best movies I have watched in the last years. My vote is ten. Title (Brazil): 'Lugar Nenhum na África' ('Nowhere in Africa')

Reviewed by Holitao 10 / 10 / 10

Caroline Link does not discover new territories with this traditionally-told melodrama but succeeds in making "Nowhere in Africa" a timeless and moving film.

Based on a true story, a Jewish family escapes Nazi Germany and relocates to Kenya. Traumatic at first, then the family discovers a new way of life to be not without its rewards. Listening from a portable radio in Africa about the details of Jewish holocaust is somewhat confining but a wonderful way of providing emotional tension central to this story. Instead of being witness to visceral aspects of the war, we are left to examine the resilience of human spirit and infinite possibilities of life. Vast and captivating African sceneries are not only beautiful but also gives spiritual lift that guide the family along their journey. Caroline Link does not discover new territories with this traditionally-told melodrama but succeeds in making "Nowhere in Africa" a timeless and moving film.

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