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Out of Africa (1985)

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In 20th-century colonial Kenya, a Danish baroness/plantation owner has a passionate love affair with a free-spirited big-game hunter.

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Follows the life of Karen Blixen, who establishes a plantation in Africa. Her life is Complicated by a husband of convenience (Bror Blixen), a true love (Denys), troubles on the plantation, schooling of the natives, war, and catching VD from her husband. Written by Tony Bridges <tbridges@spicer.com>

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Based on a true story.


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20 December 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jenseits von Afrika  »

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$31,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$87,100,000 (USA)
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About 70% of the movie was actually filmed in Africa. See more »

Goofs

Berkley's shawl keeps changing positions on his shoulder when he is talking to Denys about his disease. See more »

Quotes

Baron Bror Blixen: You're not going to fall in love are you?
Karen Blixen: Not with someone who's always leaving.
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Spoofed in Quest for Glory III: Wages of War (1992) See more »

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The Music of Goodbye
Performed by Al Jarreau and Melissa Manchester
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Africa as it was
18 May 2003 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

Out Of Africa is a poetical rendition of an Africa that is slowly losing its exotic appeal to the Western World.

Sydney Pollack directs this brilliant movie with skill, helped no doubt by a well-written script. The performances are above average, although Robert Redford might have lost his opportunity at an Oscar for refusing to play an Englishman.

Sometimes slow, and perhaps even boring, the sets nonetheless capture the viewer for their sheer beauty, and the score is just great to listen.

A small classic that hasn't lost its strenght over the years, and still entertains me after multiple viewings.


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