Nowhere in Africa (Nirgendwo in Afrika) Reviews
Synopsis: †A Jewish family emigrate from Germany to Kenya to escape the Nazis and are forced to adapt to life on an unfamiliar continent.†
The picture is remarkably void of any pretension and real challenge, which does nothing but make this picture extremely watchable, even for those who do not normally watch foreign cinema. †It's directed with a modern mainstream aesthetic and the cinematography wonderfully captures the beauty of Africa. †At the heart of it's script is the mental and geographical journey of three well developed characters. †We are there for their awkward insertion into another continent, another culture, another life in a foreign land, while at the same time seeing the value of ethnic and cultural differences. Like I said earlier, Nowhere in Africa isn't particularly subtle with it's themes, but that can hardly be held against it.
The acting is superb here. The little girl does a great job not only with her character but also the many languages her character knows. †The same is true of the two adult leads within the picture, particularly†Juliane KŲhler as the initially disgruntled mother who soon finds acceptance, and eventually love for the country that saved her life.†
Though it's not particularly challenging, complex characters, solid writing, fine acting and superb cinematography, make Nowhere in Africa an ideal foreign film.
democratic country of Europe had have to save their lifes in African wild country, where people sleep on the ground and almost don't wear any clothes. Great movie.
KENYA WHICH IS IN AFRICA AND IS A WILD PLACE, THE SMALL GROUP PEOPLE ARE POOR BUT THEY LIVE IN PEACE. ESPECIALLY MASAAI MARA AND SAMBURU.