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Out of Africa


Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Michael Kitchen View All


Sydney Pollack (Director), Kurt Luedtke (Screenplay) View All

Release: Dec. 20th, 1985
Runtime: 2 hours, 41 minutes
Out of Africa tells the story of the life of Danish author Karen Blixen, who at the beginning of the 20th century moved to Africa to build a new life for herself. The film is based on the autobiographical novel by Karen Blixen from 1937.
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You're left wondering where destiny will take her, and if she ever will love again or rather stand alone in fear of being abandoned.
Meryl Streep naturally brings a lot to this particular table as Baroness Karen Blixen, the source's author who ends up going to Africa with her new husband (Klaus Maria Brandauer, who makes for a surprisingly decent "antagonist" without descending into smarmy villainy).
But things take a turn due to the appearance of a dashing handsome hunter---played by who else but Robert Redford....and Karen falls head over heels in love with him....they go for long hunts in the african grasslands where they participate in beautifully photographed hunting of lions and lionesses ....