Out of Africa is a movie that’s based on the real life of Karen Blixen, a Danish woman that travels with her husband (a rich friend of her, they decide to marry so that she can become a Baroness) to Africa. She will discover what true love is when she meets Dennys-Finch-Hatton a free man that rejects any ties. This makes it difficult for Karen when she begins to want more things from him and even suggests marriage. In addition to this, Karen’s life is also bound to her 1000 acres farm where she starts a coffee plantation.
Baroness Karen Van Blixen was a Danish author that was born on the 17th April 1885.
AWARDS AND HONORS
The film won seven Oscars and was nominated in a further four categories (Best Picture, Best Sound, Best Director...). It also won three Golden Globes as well as two recognitions by the American Film Institute.
There were numerous differences between the film amd real life events. For example:
-The film leaves out some local shootings and Karen’s writings about the German army.
-It also ignores that Karen was pregnant at least once with Finch Hatton’s child, but she suffered miscarriages.
- She had two dogs, Dawn and Dusk.
Meryl Streep as Karen
She’s considered by many critics to be the best living actress. Meryl has been nominated for the Oscars 18 times: She was born in New Jersey in 1949.
Robert Rutherford as Dennys
He was born on August 18, 1936, in California but he has English, Irish and Scottish ancestry. He became a grandfather when his father had her first child in 1991. He has 4 children with Lola Van Wagenen.
Klaus Maria Branduer as Bror
Michael Kitchen as Berkley
Malick Bowens as Farah
Sydney Pollack was born the 1st July 1934 in Indiana, USA. He died on the 26th May 2008 In Los Angeles by stomach cancer. He was an Academy Award-winning director, producer, actor, writer and public figure, who directed and produced 40 films. His biggest success was‘’ Out of Africa ‘’ in 1985.