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Out of Africa [DVD] [Eng/Fre] [1985]

  • SKU: 29893342
  • Release Date: 01/12/2016
  • Rating: PG
  • 4.7 (9)
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Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
4.7
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (9 out of 9)

Special Features

  • Feature commentary with director Sidney Pollack
  • Song of Africa: an original documentary

Synopsis

Out of Africa
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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Meryl Streep
    Meryl Streep - Karen Blixen-Finecke
  • Robert Redford
    Robert Redford - Denys Finch Hatton
  • Klaus Maria Brandauer
    Klaus Maria Brandauer - Baron Bror Blixen-Finecke
  • Michael Kitchen
    Michael Kitchen - Berkeley
  • Malick Bowens
    Malick Bowens - Farah

Overall Customer Rating

4.7 (9 Reviews)
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