I Dreamed of Africa

I Dreamed of Africa (2000)

Sometimes the adventure of a lifetime becomes life itself.

  • Genre: Romance, Drama, Adventure
  • Release Date: 2000-05-05
  • User Rating: 5.5/10 from 75 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 54min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Columbia Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Hugh Hudson
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From 75 Ratings


Inspired by the true story of indomitable Kuki Gallmann, the film tells of a beautiful and inquisitive woman who had the courage to escape from her comfortable yet monotonous life in Italy to start anew in the African wilderness with her son, Emanuele, and her new husband, Paolo. Gallmann faces great danger there but eventually becomes a celebrated conservationist.

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  • Kim Basinger

    as Kuki Gallmann
  • Vincent Perez

    as Paolo Gallmann
  • Liam Aiken

    as 7-Year-Old Emanuele
  • Daniel Craig

    as Declan Fielding
  • Eva Marie Saint

    as Franca
  • Lance Reddick

    as Simon
  • Stephen Jennings

    as Vincenzo
  • Nick Boraine

    as Duncan Maitland
  • Garrett Strommen

    as 17-Year-Old Emanuele
  • Connie Chiume

    as Wanjiku
  • James Ngcobo

    as Luka
  • Joko Scott

    as Mirimuk
  • Sabelo Ngobese

    as Young Mapengo
  • Zacharia Phali

    as Mapengo - Early Teens
  • Susan Danford

    as Esther Maitland
  • Ian Roberts

    as Mike Donovan
  • Susan Monteregge

    as Karen Donovan
  • Jessica Perritt

    as Lady Diana Delemere
  • Patrick Lyster

    as Sven
  • Winston Ntshona

    as Old Pokot Chief
  • John Carson

    as Pembroke Headmaster
Directing Hugh Hudson Director
Writing Susan Shilliday Screenplay
Writing Paula Milne Screenplay
Sound Maurice Jarre Music