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Out of Africa

Out of Africa is a 1985 American epic romantic drama film directed and produced by Sydney Pollack, and starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford. The film is based loosely on the 1937 autobiographical book Out of Africa written by Isak Dinesen (the pseudonym of Danish author Karen Blixen), with additional material from Dinesen's 1960 book Shadows on the Grass and other sources.

Plot

Karen Blixen recalls her life in Africa where she moved in 1913 as an unmarried wealthy Dane. After having been spurned by her Swedish nobleman lover, she asks his brother, Baron Bror Blixen, to marry out of mutual convenience, and they move to the vicinity of Nairobi, British East Africa. Using her funds, he is to set up a dairy ranch, with her joining him a few months later, at which time they will marry. En route to Nairobi, her train is hailed by a big-game hunter named Denys Finch Hatton, who knows her fiancé and entrusts his haul of ivory to her.

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    award Academy Award for Best Cinematography Academy Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Original Score Academy Award for Best Picture Academy Award for Best Production Design Academy Award for Best Sound Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay National Board of Review: Top Ten Films
    contentLocation Kenya
    director Sydney Pollack
    editor Fredric Steinkamp Pembroke Herring Sheldon Kahn William Steinkamp
    events Karen Blixen
    genre drama historical romance
    keywords a. e. housman beryl markham big-game hunter biplane breathtaking british east africa bror blixen bror von blixen-finecke build de havilland dh.60 moth denys finch hatton dying young east africa east africa protectorate end even farm first world war fly force german east africa gipsy moth great rift valley hunt kenya colony kikuyu people militia mombasa muthaiga club muthaiga country club nairobi ngong hills old age out of africa patriarch railway station rummage sale scout set up sexual relationship somali squat syphilis tsavo unmarried upper class world war young woman
    musicBy John Barry
    nomination Academy Award for Best Actress Academy Award for Best Cinematography Academy Award for Best Costume Design Academy Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Film Editing Academy Award for Best Original Score Academy Award for Best Picture Academy Award for Best Production Design Academy Award for Best Sound Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay
    producer Kim Jorgensen
    productionCompany Mirage Enterprises
    publisher Universal Pictures
    recordedAt Kenya
    theme biographical epic romantic drama