Peter Hermann

Escape To Africa

03/06/2003 - 19:00
Staff Writer
'Nowhere in Africa," Germany's Oscar entry for this year's best foreign-language film, tells the story of a Jewish family that flees Nazi Germany only to find sanctuary in a different kind of inhospitable terrain. In the film, based on Stefanie Zweig's best-selling memoir "Nirigendwo in Afrika," the Reidlich family (Walter, Jettel and their daughter, Regina) find themselves isolated on a dusty farm in Kenya, besieged by locusts and even detained as resident enemies by the ruling British. Their dislocation nearly breaks the family apart.
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