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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. 90
    The movie gives us lovingly shot landscapes, portraits of extraordinary friendships, a great score, dialogue that only occasionally slips into history lessons, a number of memorably etched minor characters, a splendid performance by its youngest star and two mysteries.
  3. A lovely film with a deeply humane perspective.
  4. 75
    This picture is absorbing -- and eye-filling -- whether the prose and the passion are connecting or running on parallel tracks.
  5. This is a fictional film, but it is based on a novel by Stefanie Zweig that is autobiographical. The adaptation was done by the director Caroline Link, whose screenplay is serviceable and whose directing is generally sure.
  6. 70
    For the most part this is a scenic and well-scored Holocaust survival tale.

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