Nowhere in Africa (Nirgendwo in Afrika)
Nowhere in Africa (Nirgendwo in Afrika) (2001)

A tale, which follows a young Jewish family from Germany to Kenya as they flee the Nazi regime at the onset of World War II. Jettel Redlich, of upper-class upbringing, and her daughter Regina, moves to Kenya to be with her husband Walter.… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 7, 2001
DVD Release Date: September 30, 2003
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A visually lovely epic with compelling, three-dimensional characters.

Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic

Everything in the film rings true, is deeply moving, richly photographed, and wonderfully acted.

Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

Link creates a complex and fascinating portrait of a marriage under the enormous stress of geographical dislocation and historical trauma.

John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

plods through new terrain in Holocaust related subject matter with a shotgun mentality

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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle

The acting is excellent.

Tom Long
Detroit News

One very fine film.

Kam Williams
Global Rhythm Magazine

Very moving, well-written, and better-acted, but bitterly realistic.

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Vic Vogler
Denver Post

The film has the glorious sweep of an epic.

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David Edelstein

The pacing of Nowhere in Africa is a mite drowsy, but there are payoffs for the director's uninsistent touch.

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Jordan Hiller

Nowhere in Africa is long enough that each character is meticulously studied and developed while Link takes the time also to provide wonderfully patient, artistic moments

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
A Jewish family from Germany flees to Africa to avoid the rise of Hitler. The performances by all the main actors are absolutely excellent, especially by Merab… More
Neum Daddy
Bob almighty! I have no idea just W.T.H.I.G.O. (What The Heck Is Going On) with my head. Tubbs had to help me to bed last night, even. Too much… More
Kevin M. Williams
A different tale of WWll, that of an affluent Jewish family that escapes Germany to live dirt poor in Kenya. A very busy film, interesting and multileveled,… More
Daisy Maduro
Nowhere in Africa,winner of the 2002 Best Foreign Film Oscar, told the story of a Jewish family that emigrated from Germany to Kenya before WWII, to escape the… More
Cynthia S.
An excellent historical expose of exiled jews, and the trials they suffered during WWII. Very insightful film. One more take on the Nazi atrocities, and the… More
Sunil Jawahir
A great film that's a bit basic but very well acted.