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Out of Africa Movie Basics

Year of Release: 1985
Running Time: 2 hrs. 45 min.
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Sydney Pollack
Screenwriter: Kurt Luedtke and Judith Rascoe
Producers: Sydney Pollack and Terence A. Clegg
Studio: Universal Pictures

Out of Africa Synopsis

Baroness Karen Blixen (Meryl Streep) leaves her Danish homeland to start a coffee plantation in Nairobi in 1914 with her new husband (Klaus Maria Brandauer.) Before she even has a chance to unpack she meets her soul mate, free spirit big game hunter Denys Finch Hatton (Robert Redford.) Their star-crossed love affair is chronicled in this epic love story directed by Sydney Pollack.

Out of Africa Cast

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

Out of Africa Awards and Nominations

1985 Academy Awards® Best Picture (Win)
Best Director (Win)
Best Art Direction (Win)
Best Cinematography (Win)
Best Score (Win)
Best Sound (Win)
Best Screenplay (Win)

Best Actress - Meryl Streep (Nom)

Best Costume Design (Nom)

Best Editing (Nom)

Best Supporting Actor - Klaus Maria Brandauer (Nom)

1986 Golden Globe Awards® Best Picture - Drama (Win)
Best Score (Win)
Best Supporting Actor - Klaus Maria Brandauer (Win)

Best Director (Nom)

Best Actress - Meryl Streep (Nom)

Best Screenplay (Nom)

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Out of Africa

Karen Blixen ( Meryl Streep ):

"I have learned a thing that you haven't. There are some things worth having but they come at a price and I want to be one of them."

What does Finch Hatton give the Baroness when she gets lost in the desert?