NOWHERE IN AFRICA (2003) 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… 2003-03-07 Unrated PT141M Drama Foreign Language Juliane Koehler Merab Ninidze Zeitgeist Films
Movie Review

NOWHERE IN AFRICA (2003)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
EW's GRADE
B

Details Limited Release: Mar 07, 2003; Rated: Unrated; Length: 141 Minutes; Genres: Drama, Foreign Language; With: Juliane Koehler and Merab Ninidze; Distributor: Zeitgeist Films

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.

Originally posted Mar 21, 2003 Published in issue #701 Mar 21, 2003 Order article reprints