Sunday, January 18, 2015

Fact Sheet - Out of Africa

Out of Africa is a film directed and produced by Sydney Pollack. It is based on the autobiographical book "Out of Africa" by Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen) published in 1937. The film received many awards.
Meryl Streep played the role of the writer; Robert Redford, the role of Deny Finch Hatton; and Klaus Maria Brandauer, the role of the Baron Bror Blixen (Karen's husband).
Out of Africa was filmed using descendants of several people of the kiyuku tribe, near the Ngong Hills, outside Nairobi. They didn't use the  second karen's house (now muse
um). The filming took place in her first house "Mbogami". The scenes sets in Danmark were actually filmed in England.

 Even if the film is based on Karen's book, there are many differences between the book and the film:
 -in the film Denys and karen met in the plains, but in the book they met at a hunting club.
-the film ignores the fact that Karen was pregnant once with Finch
Hatton's child but she suffered from miscarriage.
-the title scenes of the film show the main railway, from Mombasa to Nairobi on the Ngong Hills. However the real railway track is located in the higher, opposite side of the Ngong Hills.

Click here to see the trailer of the movie.

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