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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Kuki Gallmann (book)
Paula Milne (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
5 May 2000 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Sometimes the adventure of a lifetime becomes life itself.
Plot:
Kuki, a divorced Italian socialite, changes her life after a serious car crash. She accepts a marriage proposal from Paolo Gallmann... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
(14 articles)
Alec Baldwin: 'I was staring off a cliff'
 (From The Guardian - TV News. 16 November 2013, 1:01 AM, PST)

Alec Baldwin: 'I was staring off a cliff'
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 16 November 2013, 1:01 AM, PST)

Hugh Hudson To Halt Retirement For Bear Film
 (From WENN. 2 May 2012, 1:01 AM, PDT)

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Magnificent scenery emphasized at the expense of the story See more (59 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Kim Basinger ... Kuki Gallmann

Vincent Perez ... Paolo Gallmann

Liam Aiken ... Emanuele Gallmann - Age 7

Garrett Strommen ... Emanuele Gallmann - Age 17

Eva Marie Saint ... Franca

Daniel Craig ... Declan Fielding

Lance Reddick ... 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
Stephen Jennings ... Vincenzo

Patrick Lyster ... Sven
Winston Ntshona ... Old Pokot Chief
John Carson ... Pembroke Headmaster

Shannon Esra ... Siri

Theo Landey ... Sam
Nick Lorentz ... Aiden Whittaker
Valeria Cavalli ... Marina
Allison Daugherty Smith ... Luciana (as Allison Daugherty)
Paolo Lorimer ... Carlo
Federico Scribani ... Massimo (as Federico Scribani Rossi)
Sophie Hayden ... Gabriella

Giselda Volodi ... Rachel
Daniela Foà ... Maria
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kenneth Khambula ... Somali Poacher
Frances Nacman ... Nurse
Sabelo Ngobese ... Young Mapengo
Zacharia Phali ... Mapengo
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Directed by
Hugh Hudson 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Kuki Gallmann (book)

Paula Milne (screenplay) and
Susan Shilliday (screenplay)

Produced by
Stanley R. Jaffe .... producer
John D. Schofield .... co-producer
Allyn Stewart .... producer
 
Original Music by
Maurice Jarre 
 
Cinematography by
Bernard Lutic 
 
Film Editing by
Scott Thomas 
 
Casting by
Pat McCorkle 
Patsy Pollock 
 
Production Design by
Andrew Sanders 
 
Art Direction by
Andrea Faini 
Ben Scott 
 
Set Decoration by
Maggie Gray 
 
Costume Design by
Shirley Russell 
 
Makeup Department
Suzanne Belcher .... hair designer: second unit
Suzanne Belcher .... makeup artist: second unit
Joan Giacomin .... key makeup artist: Italy
Caroline Noble .... hair designer
Caroline Noble .... makeup designer
Colin Shulver .... special makeup effects artist
Ronnie Specter .... makeup artist: Kim Basinger
Mitchell Stone .... hair stylist: Ms. Basinger
 
Production Management
Terry Bamber .... unit production manager
Michael Saxton .... post-production supervisor
Chris Wheeldon .... production manager: Kenya
Yvonne Yaconelli .... production manager
Yvonne Yaconelli .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jonathan Benson .... first assistant director
Inti Carboni .... assistant director
Antony Ford .... second assistant director
Marc Wolff .... director: aerial unit
Jack Couffer .... second unit director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Mark Auret .... props assistant
Daniel Bacciu .... props: Italy
James Foster .... draughtsman
Michael Hyman .... scenic foreman
Jason Knox-Johnston .... draughtsman
Joel Van Bavel .... construction coordinator
Arthur Wicks .... property master
 
Sound Department
Graham Daniel .... sound re-recording mixer
Matthew Desorgher .... boom operator
Ian Fuller .... supervising sound editor
John Ireland .... adr editor
Robert Ireland .... adr editor
Derek Lomas .... sound effects editor
Grahame Peters .... sound effects editor
Jez Spencer .... adr assistant recordist
Mark Taylor .... sound re-recording mixer
Clive Winter .... production sound mixer
Mark Kenna .... consultant: Dolby film sound (uncredited)
Ian Macbeth .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Andrew Robertson .... special effects coordinator
Janek Zabielski .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Martin Hobbs .... digital effects producer: Mill Film
Ralph Maiers .... composite supervisor: Cinema Research Corp./D-rez
Simon Stanley-Clamp .... 2D compositor
Steve Barnes .... technical assistant (uncredited)
Christopher Grandel .... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
Eric Pham .... digital effects artist: Cinema Research Corp./D-rez (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Phil Adams .... stunts
David Ambrosi .... stunt double
Massimiliano Bianchi .... stunt rigger: Italy
Franco Maria Salamon .... stunt coordinator: Italy
Jason White .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Werner Bacciu .... key grip: Italy
Anthony Bannister .... still photographer
Cristian Bobbo .... electrician
Daniele Botteselle .... gaffer
Adam Dale .... aerial director of photography
Egon Endrényi .... still photographer
Gian Claudio Giacomini .... second assistant camera: "a" camera, Italy
Cristiano Giavedoni .... best boy electric: Italy
Cristiano Giavedoni .... electrician
Cristiano Giavedoni .... gaffer: Italy
Stéphane Martin .... assistant camera
Dean Morrish .... second assistant camera: second unit
Elvis Pasqual .... electrician
Alastair Rae .... Steadicam operator
Alastair Rae .... camera operator
Sven Vosloo .... assistant camera
Marc Wolff .... camera pilot
 
Casting Department
Shaheen Baig .... casting assistant
Christa Schamberger .... casting coordinator: South Africa (as Christa Schamberger-Young)
Sarah Spearing .... casting assistant: New York
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Catherine Buyse Dian .... wardrobe co-supervisor: Italy
Marco Magno .... wardrobe assistant
Donna O'Neal .... costumer: Kim Basinger
 
Editorial Department
Christopher Lloyd .... first assistant editor
Keith Mason .... first assistant editor
Nadia Mattera .... trainee assistant editor
Giulia Maura .... post-production coordinator
Nicci Van Niekerk .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
George Acogny .... music producer
Jonathan Allen .... score mixer
Jonathan Allen .... score recordist
Bob Bornstein .... music preparation
Michael Higham .... music editor
Patrick Russ .... orchestrator
Graham Sutton .... music editor
Curt Sobel .... music editor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Dale Edwards .... transportation coordinator
David Glasscoe .... action vehicles: pre prod
 
Other crew
Maria Vittoria Abbrugiati .... second script supervisor
Enrico Ballarin .... location manager
Simona Batistelli .... production assistant
Daniela Berardi .... production accountant
Andy Birmingham .... production accountant
Alessandro Bressanello .... crowd marshall: Italy
Stanley Brossette .... unit publicist
Laura Cappato .... production coordinator: Italy
Mel Churcher .... dialogue coach
Elton Farla .... medic
Charlotte Farrar .... production accountant
Sue Field .... script supervisor
Rhona Gordon .... studio teacher
Sally Hilton .... assistant to director and producers
Elizabeth Himelstein .... dialect coach
Rachel Kinnock .... production coordinator: second unit
Chris Miller .... technical consultant
Franco Penna .... production accountant
Roberto Penna .... production auditor
MaryAnn Pfeiffer .... assistant: Kim Basinger
Andrea Piria .... cashier: Italy
Jay Roberts .... first assistant accountant
John Rogers .... assistant location manager: South Africa )
Dezi Rorich .... epk team
Simona Serafini .... location manager
Pete Smith .... chief armorer
Jim Stockley .... animal trainer
Marc Wolff .... aerial unit director
Bernardo Galli .... accounts runner: Italy (uncredited)
Jason White .... horsemaster (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for a scene of nudity/sensuality and some violent/traumatic episodes
Runtime:
114 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Final score for a theatrical movie by composer Maurice Jarre.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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.See more »
Soundtrack:
La Forza del DestinoSee more »

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21 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Magnificent scenery emphasized at the expense of the story, 24 September 2000
Author: FlickJunkie-2 from Atlanta, GA

This film was a fluff piece that succeeded better as a showcase for Kim Bassinger and Africa's natural beauty than it did at telling this true story. The first hour of the film was a succession of Kodak moments depicting the romantic splendor of Africa and how idyllic it would be to live there. Although they showed the occasional storm and threatening wild animal, every effort was made to emphasize the positives. They glossed over little things like the oppressive heat (Kenya straddles the equator but no one in the film ever broke a sweat), insects (not a mosquito in sight), and the fact that the rainy season is three months long and it often rains nonstop for weeks. The first hour seemed more like an advertisement by the Kenyan ministry of tourism than a feature film. It wasn't until the second hour that the story really centered on the characters.

Filming Africa is a cinematographer's dream. Unfortunately, Director Hugh Hudson seems to have been so enamored with creating beautiful photography (and it was truly magnificent) that he rushed through the dramatic elements to get to the next helicopter shot of wild animals loping across the plains. Many of the important dramatic scenes were not allowed to fully develop, giving a snippet and then cutting away to a completely unrelated scene. This took much of the impact out of the film. One example is the egg hanging over the bed. A big point was made over the fact that Paolo had put something in the egg. Yet, we never learn what it is. Why tease us with this tidbit if he is not going to follow through?

The film had strong conservationist undertones, but they were tastefully done and not overly preachy. The point was made that poaching to hunt elephants for ivory is illegal and unconscionable, but it was presented in a way that wasn't strident and smug. The scenes of dead elephants made the statement in a poignant way, much better than any dialogue could have.

Kim Basinger was excellent as Kuki. She went with a more natural look which was very flattering. The understated makeup used in the film revealed that even at 47, she is still one of the most beautiful women on the planet. However, after a three-year hiatus since L.A. Confidential, she delivered her second consecutive acting triumph, proving that she is more than just a pretty face. Her acting was far more genuine and mature than any role I had seen her play before. After having read an interview she gave about the film, it is clear that Basinger is a strong conservationist and naturalist and she identified strongly with her role, which imbued her performance with great conviction and believability.

This film was good, but it could have been much better. I rated it a 7/10. The locations and photography were marvelous, but the story's power was frayed by inattention to basic filmmaking tenets. If Hudson had spent more time developing the characters and creating continuity for the story, it would have been an exceptional film.

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