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Out of Africa Movie

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Summary

An 80s movie based on true story. The life of Karen Blixen is relieved in this movie.

Out of Africa DVD

Plot

Set in 20th century Kenya, Out of Africa follows the true life story of Karen Blixen, (played by Meryl Streep) a plantation owner with a series of obstacles in her way.

Karen is married for convenience sake but is in love with someone else in Out of Africa. To make matters worst, she contracts VD from her husband and has to deal with plantation, a war, school, and, of course, her feelings for this other man.

Cast

Karen Christence Dinesen Blixen - Meryl Streep
Denys George Finch Hatton - Robert Redford
Baron Bror Blixen/Baron Hans Blixen - Klaus Maria Brandauer
Berkeley Cole - Michael Kitchen
Farah - Malick Bowens
Kamante - Joseph Thiaka
Kinanjui - Stephen Kinyanjui
Lord Delamere - Michael Gough
Felicity - Suzanna Hamilton
Lady Belfield - Rachel Kempson
Lord Belfield - Graham Crowden
Sir Joseph - Leslie Phillips
Juma - Mike Bugara
Belknap, farm manager - Shane Rimmer
Kanuthia - Job Seda

Trivia

The role of Karen Blixen in Out of Africa was originally offered to Katherine Hepburn.

In 1986, Out of Africa copped seven Oscar awards.

Academy Awards:

Klaus Maria Brandauer won for Best Actor In A Supporting Role for the role of Bror in Out of Africa.

Meryl Streep won for Best Actress In A Leading Role for the role of Karen in Out of Africa.

Sydney Pollack won for Best Director for Out of Africa.

John Barry won for Best Original Score for Out of Africa.

Sydney Pollack, Producer won for Best Picture for Out of Africa.

80's Film Facts:

The Movie Out of Africa was released to theatres on 12/18/1985 by Universal, and grossed $79,096,868 at the box office in the US.


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