Nowhere in Africa

Nowhere in Africa (2001)

One family's tale of a homeland lost... and a homeland found.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2001-12-11
  • User Rating: 7.0/10 from 151 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 20min
  • Language: Kiswahili
  • Production Company: Media Cooperation One
  • Production Country: Germany
  • Director: Caroline Link
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A Jewish woman named Jettel Redlich flees Nazi Germany with her daughter Regina, to join her husband, Walter, on a farm in Kenya. At first, Jettel refuses to adjust to her new circumstances, bringing with her a set of china dishes and an evening gown. While Regina adapts readily to this new world, forming a strong bond with her father's cook, an African named Owuor.

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  • Juliane Köhler

    as Jettel Redlich
  • Merab Ninidze

    as Walter Redlich
  • Sidede Onyulo

    as Owuor
  • Matthias Habich

    as Süßkind
  • Lea Kurka

    as Regina (younger)
  • Karoline Eckertz

    as Regina (older)
  • Gerd Heinz

    as Max
  • Hildegard Schmahl

    as Ina
  • Maritta Horwarth

    as Liesel
  • Regine Zimmermann

    as Käthe
  • Marian Lösch

    as Johannes
  • Gabrielle Odinis

    as Klara
  • Bettina Redlich

    as Mrs. Sadler
  • Julia Leidl

    as Inge
  • Mechthild Großmann

    as Elsa Konrad
  • Bela Klentze

    as Boy with Sledge
  • Peter Lenaeku

    as Jogona (younger)
  • Silas Kerati

    as Jogona (older)
  • Kanyaman

    as Kimani
  • Andy Rashleigh

    as Captain Caruther
  • Anthony Bate

    as Mr. Brindley
  • David Michaels

    as Robert Green
  • Steve Weston

    as Mr. Morrison
  • Diane Keen

    as Mrs. Rubens
  • Andrew Sachs

    as Mr. Rubens
Production Bernd Eichinger Producer
Camera Gernot Roll Director of Photography
Production Michael Weber Producer
Writing Caroline Link Screenplay
Directing Caroline Link Director
Sound Niki Reiser Original Music Composer
Editing Patricia Rommel Editor
Art Susann Bieling Production Design
Sound Andreas Wölki Sound Designer
Costume & Make-Up Stephanie Hilke Makeup Artist
Production Peter Herrmann Producer
Writing Susanne Liebetrau Screenplay
Writing Stefanie Zweig Novel
Art Uwe Szielasko Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Barbara Grupp Costume Design
Sound Magda Habernickel Sound Designer
Sound Einar Marell Sound Designer
Sound Mel Kutbay Foley
Sound Tschangis Chahrokh Sound mixer
Production Andreas Bareiß Executive Producer
Production Sven Ebeling Producer
Production Thilo Kleine Producer
Production Jürgen Tröster Line Producer