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.
Genre: Drama, Foreign Language; Starring: Juliane Koehler, Merab Ninidze; Director: Caroline Link; Author: Caroline Link; Release Date Limited: 03/07/2003; Runtime (in minutes): 141; MPAA Rating: Unrated; Distributor: Zeitgeist Films
Posted March 21 2003 — 12:00 AM EST
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