Out of Africa

Out of Africa (1985)

Based on a true story.

  • Genre: History, Romance, Drama
  • Release Date: 1985-12-20
  • User Rating: 7.2/10 from 1267 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 41min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Universal Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Sydney Pollack
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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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  • Robert Redford

    as Denys George Finch Hatton
  • Meryl Streep

    as Karen Christence Dinesen Blixen
  • Klaus Maria Brandauer

    as Baron Bror Blixen/Baron Hans Blixen
  • Michael Kitchen

    as Berkeley Cole
  • Malick Bowens

    as Farah
  • Michael Gough

    as Lord Delamere
  • Suzanna Hamilton

    as Felicity
  • Rachel Kempson

    as Lady Belfield
  • Graham Crowden

    as Lord Belfield
  • Leslie Phillips

    as Sir Joseph
  • Shane Rimmer

    as Belknap, farm manager
  • Joseph Thiaka

    as Kamante
  • Stephen Kinyanjui

    as Kinanjui
  • Mike Bugara

    as Juma
  • Job Seda

    as Kanuthia
  • Mohammed Umar

    as Ismail
  • Donal McCann

    as Doctor
  • Kenneth Mason

    as Banker
  • Tristram Jellinek

    as First Commissioner
  • Stephen B. Grimes

    as Second Commissioner
  • Annabel Maule

    as Lady Byrne
  • Benny Young

    as Minister
  • Sbish Trzebinski

    as Beefy Drunk
  • Allaudin Qureshi

    as Rajiv
  • Niven Boyd

    as Young Officer
  • Iman

    as Mariammo
  • Peter Strong

    as Huge Man
  • Abdulla Sunado

    as Esa
  • Amanda Parkin

    as Victoria
  • Muriel Gross

    as Lady Delamere
  • Ann Palmer

    as Dowager
  • Keith Pearson

    as Missionary Teacher
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
Sound John Barry Conductor
Costume & Make-Up Milena Canonero Costume Design
Editing Sheldon Kahn Editor
Art Cliff Robinson Art Direction
Writing Karen Blixen Book
Production Judith Thurman Associate Producer
Writing Judith Thurman Book
Writing Errol Trzebinski Book
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
Production Terence A. Clegg Co-Producer
Production Kim Jorgensen Executive Producer
Sound Larry Stensvold Sound
Directing David Tomblin First Assistant Director
Sound Peter Handford Sound
Production Anna Cataldi Associate Producer
Sound Gary Alexander Sound