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.

Release dates[change | change source]

Country Premiere
 Canada 20 December 1985
 United States 20 December 1985
 Argentina 20 February 1986
 Netherlands 20 February 1986
 Denmark 21 February 1986
 Sweden 21 February 1986
 Norway 27 February 1986
 Finland 28 February 1986
 Portugal 28 February 1986
 United Kingdom 4 March 1986
 Australia 6 March 1986
 Italy 6 March 1986
 Japan 8 March 1986
 Taiwan 8 March 1986
 Uruguay 13 March 1986
 West Germany 13 March 1986
 Brazil 20 March 1986
 France 26 March 1986
 Greece 27 March 1986
 Hong Kong 27 March 1986
 Ireland 4 April 1986
 Colombia 17 April 1986
 Mexico 24 April 1986
 Peru 8 May 1986
 South Korea 20 December 1986
 Turkey March 1987
 Hungary 14 May 1987
East Germany East Germany 4 September 1987

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