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Nowhere in Africa

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Source: Catholic News Service

Absorbing drama set in 1938 about a Jewish couple (Merab Ninidze and Juliane Kohler) and their young daughter (Lea Kurka) who are forced to flee their home in Germany and relocate to a remote farm in Kenya to escape Nazi persecution. Beautifully filmed, writer-director Caroline Link's period piece weaves together various events in the self-exiled family's lives as each character struggles with questions of identity, love and loyalty to each other and country. Subtitles. Some sexual encounters, an implied affair, fleeting nudity, a few disturbing moments and an instance of crass language. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is A-III -- adults. Not rated by the Motion Picture Association of America.

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