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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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plantation | marriage | love | africa | hunter | See more »

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Based on a true story.


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18 December 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jenseits von Afrika  »

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$31,000,000 (estimated)

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$87,100,000 (USA)
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Klaus Maria Brandauer was always Sydney Pollack's first choice to play Bror Blixen. Pollack had been particularly taken by his performance in Never Say Never Again (1983). See more »

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When Karen and Denys are dining, a wing type corkscrew, with two arms, is clearly shown on the table. Later in the same scene, Denys uses it to open a bottle of wine. This type corkscrew was invented in 1939. See more »

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Karen Blixen: If I know a song of Africa, of the giraffe and the African new moon lying on her back, of the plows in the fields and the sweaty faces of the coffee pickers, does Africa know a song of me? Will the air over the plain quiver with a color that I have had on, or the children invent a game in which my name is, or the full moon throw a shadow over the gravel of the drive that was like me, or will the eagles of the Ngong Hills look out for me?
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Sonata in A major (K.331) 'Rondo alla Turca'
(1778)
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by András Schiff (as Andras Schiff)
Used Courtesy of London Records, A Division of Polygram Classics, Inc.
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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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