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Out of Africa

Out of Africa

Meryl Streep
Director: Sydney Pollack Cast: Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
, Robert Redford
Robert Redford
, Klaus Maria Brandauer
Klaus Maria Brandauer
Sydney Pollack


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Out of Africa is drawn from the life and writings of Danish author Isak Dinesen, who during the time that the film's events occured was known by her married name, Karen Blixen-Flecke. For convenience's sake, Karen (Meryl Streep) has married Baron Bor Blixen-Flecke (Klaus Maria Brandauer). In 1914, the Baron moves himself and his wife to a plantation in Nairobi, then leaves Karen to her own devices as he returns to his womanizing and drinking. Soon, Karen has fallen in love with charming white hunter Denys Finch Hatton (Robert Redford), who prefers a no-strings relationship. A woman who prides herself on her independence, Blixen finds herself unhappily in thrall to an aloof man -- and doubly unhappy for living out such a cliché situation. Although Redford received a lion's share of criticism for his too-American performance, Streep has rarely been better, and the film's perfectly measured pace is complemented by David Watkin's stunning location photography. The movie was nominated for 11 Academy Awards and won 7, including Best Picture, Best Director for Sydney Pollack, Best Adapted Screenplay for Kurt Luedtke, and Best Cinematography for Watkin.

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Product Details

Release Date: 05/07/2019
UPC: 0191329100745
Original Release: 1985
Rating: PG
Source: Universal Studios
Time: 2:41:00
Sales rank: 3,281

Special Features

Song of Africa: An Original full-length documentary on the making of the film Deleted Scenes Feature Commentary with Director Sydney Pollack

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Meryl Streep Karen Blixen-Finecke
Robert Redford Denys Finch Hatton
Klaus Maria Brandauer Baron Bror Blixen-Finecke,Hans Blixen
Michael Kitchen Berkeley
Malick Bowens Farah
Joseph Thiaka Kamate
Stephen Kinyanjui Kinanjui
Michael Gough Delamere
Suzanna Hamilton Felicity
Rachel Kempson Lady Belfield
Graham Crowden Lord Belfield
Mike Burgara Juma
Stephen B. Grimes 2nd Commissioner
Allaudin Qureshi Rajiv
Job Seda Kanuthia
Mary Selway Actor
Abdullah Sunado Esa
Sbish Trzebinski Beefy Drunk
Leslie Phillips Sir Joseph
Shane Rimmer Belknap
Mohammed Umar Ismail
Donal McCann Doctor
Kenneth Mason Banker
Tristram Jellinek 1st Commissioner
Annabel Maule Lady Byrne
Benny Young Minister
Niven Boyd Young Officer
Iman Mariammo
Peter Strong Huge Man
Amanda Parkin Victoria
Muriel Gross Lady Delamere
Ann Palmer Dowager
Keith Pearson Missionary Teacher
Mike A. Burgos Juma
Maryam D'Abo Actor

Technical Credits
Sydney Pollack Director,Producer
John Barry Score Composer
Milena Canonero Costumes/Costume Designer
Anna Cataldi Associate Producer
Terence A. Clegg Co-producer
Colin Grimes Art Director
Stephen B. Grimes Production Designer
Peter Handford Sound/Sound Designer
David Harris Special Effects
J. Roy Helland Makeup
Pembroke J. Herring Editor
Norma Hill-Patton Makeup
Mary Hillman Makeup
Kim Jorgensen Executive Producer
Sheldon Kahn Editor
Gary D. Liddiard Makeup
Kurt Luedtke Screenwriter
Josie MacAvin Set Decoration/Design
Cliff Robinson Art Director
Frederic Steinkamp Editor
William Steinkamp Editor
Judith Thurman Associate Producer
David Watkin Cinematographer
Herbert Westbrook Production Designer

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