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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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David Rayfiel did an uncredited rewrite of the script. See more »

Goofs

When Denys Finch-Hatton brings a Record Player to Karen Blixen's home he lowers his hand and the sound volume decreases. Volume was set at recording time, not at playback. See more »

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Denys: They didn't know it was Limoges.
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Spoofed in Quest for Glory III: Wages of War (1992) See more »

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God Save the King!
(1744) (uncredited)
Music attributed to Henry Carey
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Beautiful
3 January 2000 | by (London, Engalnd) – See all my reviews

I had heard of this film quite alot but had never seen it. Today I did and was amazed. It is based on the life of a danish female author who moves to Africa. Meryl Streep is exellent as the lead role and keeps a believable danish accent all the way through the film. Robert Redford is also excellent as. But of course the best feature of this film is the beautiful African scnery. It captivates the viewer and I think even if the acting was poor the scenery would still make you like the film. I cannot think of any other film I have seen that has matched this one. I recommened it to anyone. This truly is a touching, marvellous film


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