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I Dreamed of Africa (2000)

 -  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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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
Nick Boraine ...
Duncan Maitland
Susan Danford ...
Esther Maitland
Ian Roberts ...
Mike Donovan
Susan Monteregge ...
Karen Donovan
Jessica Perritt ...
Lady Diana Delemere
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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 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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ranch | kenya | snake | lion | tribe | See more »

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Sometimes the adventure of a lifetime becomes life itself.


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Rated PG-13 for a scene of nudity/sensuality and some violent/traumatic episodes | See all certifications »
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5 May 2000 (USA)  »

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

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O God Our Help in Ages Past
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Music by William Croft
Words by Isaac Watts
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Why all the negative comments?
26 March 2001 | by (Montreal, Canada) – See all my reviews

What's up with all these negative comments? Out of all the comments I read on this site, less than one fifth of them are positive. I may not be old enough to have seen a huge amount of movies, but I must say that as a 16 year old, I truly enjoyed this movie. Of course, certain moments were meaningless, some parts were a tiny weeny bit confusing, but you caught up with the story within the next two seconds. The acting by the whole cast was amazing, the scenery was gorgeous, hehe and so was Vincent Perez! The music was...um...well displaced at certain times, but overall the movie made me cry twice ( well many things make me cry so you might not want to take that into consideration ) the story was quite well constructed, the actors did a great job. (I have an enormous amount of respect for actors as I want to be one someday, so I do not believe that any performance can be bad, some can be improved in certain ways, but nothing is ever awful and only constructive criticism should be given to actors. As I've always been told: If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all. A few of the people who commented on the performances should have been taught that.) I have given this movie a 9 out of 10. It may not be one of the best movies ever made, but not one movie has ever been absolutely perfect, and I truly think this one deserves much better reviews that it has gotten, although that is JMHO and everyone has their own, so I'm not dissing anyone's POV. Well that's all of my rambling for today ;)


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