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  • Summary: A love story spanning two continents, Nowhere in Africa is the extraordinary true tale of a Jewish family who flees the Nazi regime in 1938 for a remote farm in Kenya. (Zeitgeist Films)
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  1. Positive: 23 out of 31
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  1. 100
    It is so rare to find a film where you become quickly, simply absorbed in the story.
  2. This is an intelligent epic told without special pleading, a film able to cut deep enough to reveal a keen specificity of experience.
  3. Enchanted and thrilling film.
  4. Writer-director Caroline Link (who did the Oscar-nominated "Beyond Silence") adapted Stefanie Zweig's expatriate memoir gracefully, languidly and with full understanding of its heroine.
  5. Despite a shaky narrative focus and dramatic reticence, its journey is consistently absorbing.
  6. 70
    For the most part this is a scenic and well-scored Holocaust survival tale.
  7. 50
    A straightforward epic, almost alarmingly quaint in the telling.

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