A 2003 Academy Award winner based on the autobiographical novel by Stefanie Zweig about her family's persecution during the Second World War. Walter Redlich is a successful lawyer in Germany, but he has been watching the rise of the Third Reich and, as he is a Jew, decides to relocate to a farm in Kenya. His wife Jettel, daughter Regina and father elect to stay in Germany until it is too dangerous to remain. When they do finally join Walter on the farm they find it difficult to adapt, not only to the harsh realities of living and working on a farm, but also to the lack of welcome from the English society. However, Hitler invades Africa and the family are interned in a British camp and separated for the remainder of the wa.r When it is over, the family have to decide whether they wish to remain in Kenya or return to their homeland.