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I Dreamed of Africa (2000)

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Romance  |  5 May 2000 (USA)
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Kuki, a divorced Italian socialite, changes her life after a serious car crash. She accepts a marriage proposal from Paolo Gallmann, a man she doesn't know well, and she moves to Kenya with... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Kuki Gallmann
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Paolo Gallmann
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Emanuele Gallmann - Age 7
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Emanuele Gallmann - Age 17
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Franca
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Declan Fielding
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Simon
Connie Chiume ...
Wanjiku
James Ngobese ...
Luka
Joko Scott ...
Mirimuk
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Duncan Maitland
Susan Danford ...
Esther Maitland
Ian Roberts ...
Mike Donovan
Susan Monteregge ...
Karen Donovan
Jessica Perritt ...
Lady Diana Delemere
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Storyline

Kuki, a divorced Italian socialite, changes her life after a serious car crash. She accepts a marriage proposal from Paolo Gallmann, a man she doesn't know well, and she moves to Kenya with him and her young son to start a cattle ranch. Challenges beset her, not the least of which is Paulo's love of danger and his leaving for days on end to hunt and fish with pals. She must face fierce storms, roving lions, venomous snakes, and murderous poachers, and she must find accommodation with a neighboring tribe. Her mother entreats her to return home. Can Kuki live her dream, tame Paolo, guide her son safely past the perils and errors of youth, and serve Africa? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Sometimes the adventure of a lifetime becomes life itself.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for a scene of nudity/sensuality and some violent/traumatic episodes | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

5 May 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Je rêvais de l'Afrique  »

Box Office

Budget:

$34,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,411,445 (USA) (5 May 2000)

Gross:

ESP 303,879,423 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Trivia

Kim Basinger is 17 years older than the character she portrays in the film. The real Kuki Gallmann was born in 1943 and moved to Africa in 1972 at age 29; Basinger was born in 1953 and filmed the movie in 1999 at age 46. See more »

Goofs

There is a visible string suspending the airborne plate that Paolo shoots (in the party scene, just after they arrive in Africa). See more »

Quotes

Kuki Gallmann: We think we control this place, but this place controls us.
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Crazy Credits

End credits runs entirely over aerial shots from African landscapes. See more »

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Featured in HBO First Look: I Dreamed of Africa: On Location (2000) See more »

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2 July 2000 | by (Mexico City, Mexico) – See all my reviews

I Dreamed of Africa is a movie based on a true story about a woman who changes her and her son`s life when she goes to live to a ranch in Kenya with her second husband. Some parts of the movie do not make any sense, or they look incomplete. That is because they show how hard living in Kenya is; but they aren`t an important part of the story. Another bad thing about it is that it`s way to predicable: you know that something will happen to Paolo (Kuki`s husband) since the first time he goes away hunting; and every time Ema (short for Emanuel, her son) grabs a snake you prepare yourself for a funeral. It is a shocking movie and you may go out of the movie theater hating Africa; but it shows some important parts of the living difficulties in places like Kenya. Altogether I think that it was a worthwhile movie, specially for us Kenya lovers, and you can get to know amazing parts of African savannahs.


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