Nowhere in Africa 02/17/18

Kino Lorber / Zeitgeist

Caroline Link’s wonderful, woefully obscure Best Foreign Film winner is an entertaining story of the perils of wartime emigration. It hits hard right now, with our own immigration crackdown underway. A Jewish family smartly escapes Nazi Germany at the 11th hour, only to find themselves imprisoned in detention camps by the British — who ironically consider them dangerous enemy aliens. The show is a glorious growing-up tale for a German tot transplanted to Kenya, and becomes an edgy romantic story when the mother repurposes her amorous needs to help rescue her family. With Juliane K√∂hler, Sidede Onyulo and Merab Ninidze. On Blu-ray from Kino Lorber / Zeitgeist.