About

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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Directed by

Sydney Pollack

Written by

Karen Blixen (Novel)
Judith Thurman (Novel)
Errol Trzebinski (Novel)
Kurt Luedtke (Screenplay)

Runtime

161 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Based on a true story.

Cast

Keywords

infidelity romance farm africa lion safari adventure historical drama 1910s danish based on memoir or autobiography nairobi syphilis big game hunter cuckolded husband

Photos

Lists

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#13 on AFI's 100 years...100 passions AFI

Awards

Oscar for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium

Oscar for Best Cinematography

Oscar for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration

Oscar for Best Picture