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NOWHERE IN AFRICA

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Nowhere in Africa

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
141 minutes
Limited Release Date:
03/07/03
performer:
Juliane Koehler, Merab Ninidze
director:
Caroline Link
distributor:
Zeitgeist Films
author:
Caroline Link
genre:
Drama, Foreign Language

We gave it a B

Audience empathy for a German-Jewish family who escapes from the Nazis to safety in Africa, coupled with the proffered charms of wise natives and their mysterious rituals, goes a long way toward making this lyrical travelogue a crowd-pleaser. Then again, the same charms root this Best Foreign Language Film Oscar nominee in movie-Africa.