This romantic and dramatic film is based on Isak Dinesen’s real life. She entered into a marriage of convenience with her friend Baron Bror Blixen. When they moved to British East Africa they got married in a brief ceremony.
She also met Denys Finch Hatton, a professional hunter, with who she developed a close friendship. However, the things turn out differently and Karen got syphilis from her husband. When she become separated from her husband after this, she had some problems at the coffee plantation.
She fell in love with her friend Denys, however Denys had a different lifestyle, he was free and he refused to commit to marriage. The plantation finally worked but a fire broke out and the crops and the factory were all destroyed.
Denys died in an airplane accident and then Karen decided to move back to Denmark, and she started to write there her experiences in Africa, she became a writer.