The White Masai

The White Masai
Based on a true story, a young German tourist sees a local warrior and immediately falls in love. Forsaking her boyfriend, she eventually marries her new beau and tries to fit into his tribal life. However, while things go okay initially, the situation changes when she becomes pregnant and tribal customs don't gel with her upbringing. In English, German and Swahili with English subtitles.

132 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Sex, Nudity).
Drama, Romance, On the art circuit
Just a little cuddle before we slaughter the goat...
Just a little cuddle before we slaughter the goat...


Nina Hoss, Jacky Ido, Katja Flint, Antonio Prester, Janek Rieke
Hermine Huntgeburth
ScreenplayJohannes W. Betz, Hermine Huntgeburth, Günter Rohrbach, from the novel by Corinne Hofmann
MusicNiki Reiser
CinematographyMartin Langer
EditingEva Schnare
Sound formatsDolby Digital
Made in2005
Produced byConstantin Film Produktion GmbH

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

LanguageStrong, within context
NudityScenes of nudity occur, some close-ups (some in natural context, eg washing in the bush)
SexClearly taking place, no genitalia shown. No lingering closeups on intimate parts of the body.
ViolenceBloody detail
Drug abuseNone
CommentsSome scenes which show traditional, cultural practices of Masai tribe may be disturbing to sensitive viewers.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.


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