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Out of Africa

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Time Out Says

Aptly described in TO as a Safari Park movie; it's hard to imagine how even an untalented director could make the landscape here look less than ravishing, and Pollack is certainly better than untalented. As to the rest: Meryl gets to try a Danish accent this time as Karen Blixen, the author whose accounts of farming in Africa are the basis of the film. In Brandauer, as her pox-ridden husband, she has met her match in the ham stakes. And in Redford, as the Etonian adventurer who becomes her lover, she is bettered by the 'blank sponge' effect; for once his bland charm actually has a use. For all that it may come out of Africa, the film's final destination is not many miles from Disneyland. CPea.
Written by CPea

Release Details

  • Duration:162 mins

Cast and Crew

  • Director:Sydney Pollack
  • Screenwriter:Kurt Luedtke
  • Cast:
    • Malick Bowens
    • Suzanna Hamilton
    • Rachel Kempson
    • Leslie Phillips
    • Graham Crowden
    • Stephen Kinyanjui
    • Joseph Thiaka
    • Meryl Streep
    • Michael Kitchen
    • Michael Gough
    • Klaus Maria Brandauer
    • Robert Redford
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