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I Dreamed of Africa -- A bored Italian socialite (Kim Basinger) abandons her jet-set lifestyle for the rigors and rewards of rural Kenya in this true story, based on the best-selling memoir by Kuki Gallmann. Directed by Hugh Hudson (Chariots of Fire).
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Writers (WGA):
Kuki Gallmann (book)
Paula Milne (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
5 May 2000 (USA) See more »
Sometimes the adventure of a lifetime becomes life itself.
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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User Reviews:
Nice pictures, weak story See more (60 total) »


  (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

Directed by
Hugh Hudson 
Writing credits
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
Gale Shepherd .... makeup artist
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)
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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Also Known As:
Rated PG-13 for a scene of nudity/sensuality and some violent/traumatic episodes
114 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

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 »
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 »
Kuki Gallmann:We think we control this place, but this place controls us.See more »
Voi che sapeteSee more »


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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Nice pictures, weak story, 1 November 2000
Author: POG-2 from Europe

The last couple of sneak previews brought films full of violence and so I was hoping for a change as I didn't want to leave the cinema in the middle of a film again. Although this film is very positive, I sometimes wished back to something more exciting. It seems to be a common misconception to believe that a life full of tragedy automatically turns into a good story. This film is the perfect proof for it. It swings back and forth between tragedy and bliss but there's no suspense. Even the tragedy is predictable and unavoidable. The conclusions that are drawn from all this are commonplace. Of course, from a personal, private perspective it's different but from the point of view of a film there's nothing in it. This makes me wonder why people seem to think that all this is more interesting if it happens in an exotic place. I guess many, many people have gone through all this and worse and no one seems to think it worthwhile telling a story about them. There's one good thing to be said about this film, however. It goes against the grain of modern film producing. It's quiet and the acting is toned down.

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