Set against the breathtaking African backdrop around Cape Town, Tanja Wedhorn stars as zoologist Dr. Verena Beckmann, who is tasked with transferring two lion cubs to a German zoo. She is forced to stay longer than expected and meets the German-speaking ranger Ben Pendennis (Robert Seeliger), who initially reacts to her full of rejection. The head of the sanctuary, Agnes Patterson (Hannelore Elsner), is also less than cooperative. But a fateful turn of events forces Verena and Agnes to stick together, and a secret so well kept by Agnes comes to light….
“My Heart in Africa” is a production of Network Movie, Hamburg in cooperation with Kromschröder & Pfannenschmidt, Hamburg. The responsible editors at ZDF are Dr. Claus Beling and Christof Königstein.