n Acta Germanica : German Studies in Africa - Zu Afrika bleibt man subjektiv - Das Fremde als Bestätigung von Identität im Film : Deutsche Ansichten von Afrika und Asien

Volume 32, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0065-1273



The trend of film reviews on the internet (2003) on the Oscar-Award-winning German film (2001) proves that not only the director Caroline Link could not escape the received stereotype of Kenya as a tourist-destination. Yet the holocaust-theme as well as the colonial era in Kenya in the film imply different questions of identity. Interpersonal relationships in the film which do not coincide with the social norms of their time enable some characters to acquire new perspectives as they develop and elicit different responses to the scene of Africa.

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