The White Masai

by Hermine Huntgeburth

A true story based on the international bestseller by Corinne Hofmann

At the end of her holidays in Kenya, Carola (Nina Hoss) meets the Samburu warrior Lemalian (Jacky Ido), who cuts a handsome figure with his weapons and traditional dress. Fascinated, Carola falls head over heels in love with him. The results are fateful: she impulsively cancels her return flight and sends her boyfriend (Janek Rieke) back home alone. She stays in Kenya and sets out in search of Lemalian. After a grueling journey through the African wilderness, Carola meets the German woman Elisabeth (Katja Flint) in Maralal, and the two become friends. There she also runs into Lemalian again and follows him to his village, Barsaloi. Carola decides to turn her back on her old life in Switzerland. With incredible energy, she braves all obstacles and builds a new life for herself in Africa. But what she felt was the biggest love of her life turns into an ordeal, an adventure between heaven and hell, a journey that takes her to her limits...

Genre / Language / Length
Drama / German, English / 131 minutes
Original title
Die Weisse Massai
directed by
Hermine Huntgeburth (The White Masai)
produced by
Constantin Film Production, Avista Film
  • Jacky Ido (The White Masai)
  • Katja Flint