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Out of Africa (movie)

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Out of Africa
Directed bySydney Pollack
Screenplay byKurt Luedtke
Based onOut of Africa
by Isak Dinesen
Isak Dinesen: The Life of a Story Teller
by Judith Thurman
Silence Will Speak
by Errol Trzebinski
Produced bySydney Pollack
Kim Jorgensen
CinematographyDavid Watkin
Edited byFredric Steinkamp
William Steinkamp
Pembroke Herring
Sheldon Kahn
Music byJohn Barry
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • December 18, 1985 (1985-12-18)
Running time
161 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$28 million[1]
Box office$227.5 million[2]

Out of Africa is a 1985 American epic romantic drama movie directed and produced by Sydney Pollack. It stars Meryl Streep and Robert Redford. The movie is based on the 1937 autobiographical book Out of Africa written by Isak Dinesen, about her life in Kenya.

The movie also stars Michael Kitchen as Berkeley Cole, Malick Bowens as Farah, Stephen Kinyanjui as the Chief, Michael Gough as Lord Delamere, Suzanna Hamilton as Felicity, and the model and actress Iman as Mariammo.

The movie had mixed reviews from critics. However, Out of Africa won seven Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director for Pollack.

References[change | change source]

  1. Harmetz, Aljean (November 29, 1985). "At the Movies". The New York Times. Retrieved June 13, 2011.
  2. Out of Africa at Box Office Mojo