Out of Africa

Out of Africa (1985)

Based on a true story.

  • Genre: History, Romance, Drama
  • Release Date: 1985-12-20
  • User Rating: 7.3/10 from 713 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 41min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Universal Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
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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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  • Meryl Streep

    as Karen Christence Dinesen Blixen
  • Robert Redford

    as Denys George Finch Hatton
  • Klaus Maria Brandauer

    as Baron Bror Blixen/Baron Hans Blixen
  • Michael Kitchen

    as Berkeley Cole
  • Malick Bowens

    as Farah
  • Joseph Thiaka

    as Kamante
  • Stephen Kinyanjui

    as Kinanjui
  • Michael Gough

    as Lord Delamere
  • Suzanna Hamilton

    as Felicity
  • Rachel Kempson

    as Lady Belfield
  • Graham Crowden

    as Lord Belfield
  • Leslie Phillips

    as Sir Joseph
  • Mike Bugara

    as Juma
  • Shane Rimmer

    as Belknap, farm manager
  • Job Seda

    as Kanuthia
  • Mohammed Umar

    as Ismail
  • Iman

    as Mariammo
  • Donal McCann

    as Doctor
Production Mary Selway Casting
Editing Pembroke J. Herring Editor
Directing Sydney Pollack Director
Production Sydney Pollack Producer
Editing William Steinkamp Editor
Sound John Barry Original Music Composer
Costume & Make-Up Milena Canonero Costume Design
Editing Sheldon Kahn Editor
Art Cliff Robinson Art Direction
Writing Karen Blixen Novel
Writing Judith Thurman Novel
Writing Errol Trzebinski Novel
Writing Kurt Luedtke Screenplay
Camera David Watkin Director of Photography
Editing Fredric Steinkamp Editor
Art Stephen B. Grimes Production Design
Art Colin Grimes Art Direction
Art Herbert Westbrook Art Direction
Art Josie MacAvin Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Mary Hillman Makeup Artist
Visual Effects David Harris Special Effects Supervisor