Ted Kramer's wife leaves her husband, allowing for a lost bond to be rediscovered between Ted and his son, Billy. But a heated custody battle ensues over the divorced couple's son, deepening the wounds left by the separation.
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
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Actual descendants of the Kikuyu tribe who were described in the book appeared in the film. It was filmed near the Ngong Hills outside Nairobi, Kenya. See more »
When Karen Blixen is about to shoot the lion, blood is on the right side of her mouth, from biting her lip. Afterwards, when Denys wipes her mouth, the blood is on the left side. See more »
[about to leave Africa, Karen Blixen gives Denys' compass to Farah]
This is very dear to me. It has helped me to find my way.
Thank you, Msabu.
[She goes to board the train. Looks back at him]
I want to hear you say my name.
You are Karin, Msabu.
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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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