Die weisse Massai

Deutschland 2004/2005 Spielfilm

Summary

The White Masai

A beautiful love story about a white woman who gives up everything to share her life with a black Masai warrior in the Kenyian bush land.

Together with her husband, Carola planned to spend two weeks on the white beaches of Kenya. But when she meets Lemalian, a Masai warrior in his traditional costume, hairstyle and hand-made jewellery, she splits up with her husband and decides to stay with Lemalian for good. The young woman overcomes all bureaucratic obstacles and marries the illiterate man. Although they can hardly communicate, the formerly successful Swiss business woman and the Masai warrior live in the bush with his tribe. Although she suffers from hepatitis and malaria, Carola tries to adapt to the new conditions of life. She buys a car and runs a grocery store in order to make life a little easier for the people in the bush. And she gives birth to a daughter, but Carola′s and Lemalian′s relationship becomes increasingly difficult.

 

Her husband is extremely jealous; he becomes aggressive, humiliates her and watches over every step she takes. Carola finally understands that their great love has died. Her instinct for self preservation becomes stronger than her feelings for Lemalian: Together with her daughter she leaves for a vacation in Switzerland, never to come back...
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Credits

Screenplay

Director of photography

Editing

Music

Cast

Producer

All Credits

Assistant director

Screenplay

Director of photography

Assistant camera

Steadycam operator

Production design

Prop master

Title

Costume design

Editing

Assistant editor

Foley editor

Sound design

Foley artist

Music

Cast

Producer

Location manager

Production assistant

Production coordinator

Shoot

    • From August 2004: Kenia, München
Duration:
3594 m, 131 min
Format:
35mm, 1:2,35
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby Digital
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 04.07.2005, 102913, ab 12 Jahren / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung: 09.09.2005, München, MaxX;
Kinostart (DE): 15.09.2005

Titles

  • Originaltitel (DE) Die weisse Massai

Versions

Original

Duration:
3594 m, 131 min
Format:
35mm, 1:2,35
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby Digital
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 04.07.2005, 102913, ab 12 Jahren / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung: 09.09.2005, München, MaxX;
Kinostart (DE): 15.09.2005

Awards

FBW 2005
  • Prädikat: besonders wertvoll
Bayerischer Filmpreis 2005
  • Darstellerpreis, Beste Darstellerin