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

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18 December 1985 (USA)  »

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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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At the New Years Eve Party, "God Save the Queen" is sung, but at the time it should have been "God Save the King". (UK had a King from 1901 to 1952). The aeroplanes & motor cars would confirm time to be early 20th Century. See more »

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Denys: You've ruined it for me, you know.
Karen Blixen: Ruined what?
Denys: Being alone.
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Referenced in The Book That Wrote Itself (1999) See more »

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One of the Best Movies I have ever seen
15 March 2000 | by (Miami, FL) – See all my reviews



OUT OF AFRICA is based on the memoirs of Danish writer Karen Blixen (pen name, Isak Dinesen) in a coffee plantation in present day Kenya. It explains how this brave woman overcomes the stereotype of a dainty, colonial British lady by running the coffee farm while her husband Bror Blixen (Brandauer) led a life of hunting and infidelities. Meryl Streep is great as Karen Blixen. She manages to maintain the realistic Danish accent through the whole film. Redford is great as Denys Finch-Hatton, the Etonian hunter who keeps companion in her loneliest and hardest. But the real attraction of the film is he outstanding photography of the African landscape together with the sweeping John Barry soundtrack that is probably the most beautiful movie soundtrack of the 1980s. OUT OF AFRICA will be regarded as Sydney Pollack's asterpiece and a Classic of our times.


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